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CA Pay Data Reporting Deadline March 31, 2021

Certain employers are now required to report pay and other data to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Employers must file their report by March 31, 2021, and annually thereafter.  Below is a list of key information about this new requirement, including which employers will be impacted, what information will be required, […]

Updated Guidance on NY’s Travel Restrictions

On October 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 205.2, which revised the New York (NY) State Travel Advisory. On November 3, the New York State Department of Health issued an updated guidance document.  One key takeaway is that travelers who travel to a non-bordering state may complete a 14-day quarantine or test out of the 14-day quarantine by following the state’s requirements for testing. For any traveler to NY from a non-border state, US territory or CDC Level 2 or Level […]

New York Expands WARN Act Notice Requirements

Effective immediately, New York employers must provide advance written notice to additional government entities of a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)-triggering event, such as a mass layoff, plant closing or relocation due to an amendment to New York’s mini-WARN law which was signed by Governor Cuomo on November 11. The amendment was […]

2021 FSA Contribution Cap Stays at $2,750

On October 27, the IRS announced the 2021 dollar limit for employee contributions to health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs). The 2021 limit will remain unchanged at $2,750.  For health FSA plans that permit the carryover of unused amounts, the maximum carryover amount for 2021 is $550, which is a $50 increase from 2020, according to IRS Revenue […]

NY DOL Releases Guidance and FAQs on New Paid Sick Leave Law

On October 20, 2020, the NY Department of Labor (DOL) released long-awaited guidance and FAQs on the new paid sick leave law that went into effect on September 30, 2020, for all private-sector employers. Important note: Federal, state, and local government employees are NOT covered, but employees of charter schools, private schools, and not-for-profit corporations […]

US DOL Revises FFCRA In Response to NYS Court Ruling

On September 11, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The revisions both clarify and affirm some of the DOL’s original positions.  The revisions made by the new rule clarify workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions, in […]