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Ask the Experts: State-specific Sick Leave | Melville Benefits Firm

Q: We have employees in multiple states. What guidance can you provide on meeting state-specific regulations under one sick leave policy? A: As with other state-specific laws that differ from state to state, you may — as long as compliant in all states — offer a paid sick leave policy based on the most employee-generous … Continued

Reminder: Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31 | New York Employee Benefits

Employers that self-insured any group health plans in 2017, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), are responsible for determining whether the annual PCORI fee applies to their plan. If so, use Form 720 to calculate, report, and pay the fee by July 31, 2018. PCORI stands for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Federal law imposes a … Continued

New York Employment Law Update – July 2018 | NY Employee Benefit Advisors

Westchester County and Salary History On March 26, 2018, the County Board of Westchester County, New York passed a resolution making it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to rely upon, request, or seek the wage history of a job applicant. Under the resolution, an employer may not: Require an applicant to disclose his … Continued

Federal Employment Law Update – June 2018 | Melville Employee Benefits Firm

NLRB: Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing On June 8, 2018, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, released a memorandum (GC 18-04) providing guidance to regional offices under the NLRB’s decision in Boeing. Per Boeing, the NLRB evaluates facially neutral handbook policies and work rules by a balancing test of impact versus … Continued

10 Stories That Caught Our Eye in June 2018 | NY Employee Benefits Firm

Are you having a hard time keeping up with the steady flow of news and information that affects your workplace? Let ThinkHR help! We’ve curated some of the stories from business, news, human resources, benefits, and risk management publications that caught our eye this June. Just Don’t Ask Job candidates are covered by the Civil … Continued

6 Questions on Dependent Care Spending Accounts | Melville Benefits Firm

School’s out! Summer is here, and it’s the time of year when working parents have questions about using their Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSAs). Are summer camp expenses eligible? What about day versus overnight camps? Employers and benefit advisors want to be ready with answers about this valuable benefit program. The following are the top … Continued

Disability Insurance | New York Benefits Firm

No one foresees needing disability benefits. But, should a problem arise, the educated and informed employee can plan for the future by purchasing disability insurance to help cover expenses when needed. Watch this short video to learn more!

Discount Drug Programs & How To Use Them | Melville Employee Benefit Consultants

Did you know that you can save time and money on your prescription drugs by simply signing up for a discount card online? With savings as much as 80% off, these discount cards keep your health care costs down even when the prices of prescriptions are sharply rising.  At no cost to the patient, discount … Continued

Benefits Easy: Intro to Self- Funding | New York Employee Benefits Firm

One of the most effective ways to combat increasing health care costs for companies is to move to a Self-Funded insurance plan. By paying for claims out-of-pocket instead of paying a premium to an insurance carrier, companies can save around 20% in administration costs and state taxes. That’s quite a cost savings!

Federal Employment Law Update April 2018 | Melville Employee Benefit Advisors

DOL Releases Assistance for Enforcement of Tip Credit Rules under FLSA On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released a field assistance bulletin (FAB No. 2018-3) providing guidance concerning the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) enforcement of tip credit rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) after Congress amended the FLSA in … Continued