NYS Sexual Harassment Policy Due October 9, 2018 and Training Due October 9, 2019

The State released final versions of model policy, poster, employer toolkit, complaint form, training script and training power point on their website the afternoon of October 1, 2018. The State does plan to offer workshops and webinars. The dates for these training sessions will be announced on their website.   NYS Sexual Harassment Policy Prior to the October 9,… Continue reading NYS Sexual Harassment Policy Due October 9, 2018 and Training Due October 9, 2019

NYC Enacts New “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirements for Workplace Accommodations

Effective October 15, 2018 NYC employers are required to engage in and document a “cooperative dialogue” with an employee who requests a reasonable accommodation: for religious needs; due to a disability; as a result of pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition; or as a result of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking. NYC employers should update… Continue reading NYC Enacts New “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirements for Workplace Accommodations

WARNING – Another IRS letter

In addition to the IRS ACA Penalty Assessment Letter 226J, the IRS has begun sending letters to certain employers to request information about whether they satisfied their ACA reporting obligations for 2015 and 2016. Specifically, the letter is entitled “Request for Employer Reporting of Offers of Health Insurance Coverage” or “Letter 5699.”   The IRS is now sending these… Continue reading WARNING – Another IRS letter

New Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

For tax years 2018 and 2019, employers that offer paid family and medical leave (as defined under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act [FMLA]) to employees may qualify for a newly established tax credit of up to 25% of the annual wages paid to those employees. In late September the IRS released IRS Notice 2018-71 with more guidance on how… Continue reading New Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

NY State Releases DRAFT Anti-Harassment Resources

On August 23rd the State released a new website with the following DRAFT model resources: policy, compliant form, and training.The information is in DRAFT form pending public comments at least through September 12th. Employers should start thinking about whether they want to adopt the State’s models, prepare customized versions, or update existing ones. Since the law is effective on October 9, 2018, employers will… Continue reading NY State Releases DRAFT Anti-Harassment Resources