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$230 Cap Update: What You Need to Do

Please see below for an important notice from TransitChek: “Dear Valued TransitChek® Customer, On September 15th we sent you a communication about the impending reduction of the current pretax transit benefit cap from its current level of $230 per month to its previous level of $120 per month if Congress does not act before December […]

Introducing $230 Cap Coalition Website

Please see below for an important notice from TransitChek: “Dear Valued TransitChek Customer, As I mentioned in our last $230 Cap update, TransitCenter along with a coalition of firms that support commuter benefits, and commuter advocates, have united in an effort to protect the cap. Without Congressional action, the current $230 per month pretax transit […]

Important Information Regarding PATH Fare Increase

Please see below for important information from TransitChek: “As your commuter benefits provider, we want to remind you of an upcoming fare change that will affect commuting costs for some of your employees. New fares for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH) will go into effect on September 18, 2011. Below […]

New York Restaurant Chain Agrees to Largest Wage and Hour Settlement in State History

In the largest settlement in the history of the New York State Department of Labor, a New York restaurant chain agreed to a $5.1MM settlement for wage and hour violations affecting at least 800 workers.  The DOL accused the chain of paying less than minimum wage, failing to pay overtime wages and failing to keep accurate […]

New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act Takes Effect April 9, 2011

The New York State Legislature passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), which enhances employee notification requirements.  The law, which goes into effect April 9, 2011, requires New York employers to provide employees with certain information, and, in some cases, in their native language.  Effective April 9, 2011, New York employers must provide a notice […]

New York Expands Employee Notice Requirements

The New York state legislature passed the State Wage Theft Prevention Act, signed by Governor Patterson on December 13, 2010.  The Act increases employee notification requirements under Labor Law Section 195(1), and enhances employee protections against minimum wage and overtime violations.  The Act becomes effective April 12, 2011. Last year, the State legislature required employers […]

New York Enacts Worker Classification Legislation

The New York State legislature enacted the Construction Industry Fair Play Act on October 26, 2010.  The law addresses the status of an employee versus an independent contractor in the construction industry.  The new law assumes a worker is a W-2 employee unless they meet all of the following criteria:  1) they are free from […]

Nursing Mothers Granted Breaks Under New Healthcare Reform Legislation

The healthcare legislation signed by President Obama amends the FLSA to require employers to provide nursing mothers with time and a place to express milk.  Employers must provide a reasonable break time for nursing mother for up to one (1) year after the birth of a child, and must provide a location, other than a […]

Same-Sex Bereavement Leave Signed Into Law in New York

Effective October 30, 2010, New York employers who provide bereavement leave to their employees for the death of a relative must include committed same sex partners.  The statute, signed by Governor Paterson on August 31, 2010, defines same sex committed partners as those who are financially and emotionally interdependent in a manner commonly presumed of […]

Federal Employee Misclassification Protection Legislation Introduced

Late last week, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Employee Misclassification Protection Act (EMPA), which would prevent and penalize workers from misclassifying workers as independent contractors, and provide those workers with the protections and benefits they would have earned.  The legislation would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act. Employers would […]