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Employee Benefits Marketplace

The MACNY Employee Benefits Marketplace Join us for an upcoming webinar to learn more!   WHAT IS AN EMPLOYEE BENEFITS MARKETPLACE? An "online store" allowing employees to personalize a benefits...

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New Member Benefit: Workers’ Compensation Hotline

In partnership with Brown & Brown Empire State, MACNY is now offering a free Workers’ Compensation Question Hotline. Simply complete this form and a representative from Brown & Brown will...

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Werk: Compliance HR Is Out, Human-Centric HR Is In

Companies are finding it necessary to focus less on compliance and more on people, and therefore investing in company culture. Read more from Werk by clicking below.

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EEO-1 Deadline Extended to 5/31/2019

The due date to submit the EEO-1 for 2018 has been extended to 5/31/2019. Click here for additional details.

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Workers’ Compensation Hotline!

In partnership with Brown & Brown Empire State, MACNY is now offering a free Workers’ Compensation Question Hotline. Simply complete this form and a representative from Brown & Brown will...

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New Laws for 2019

2019 brings a number of new laws, a hike in the minimum wage, implementation of a wage theft hotline, and changing tables in all new or renovated men's and women's...

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IRS: Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2019

The IRS has announced Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2019 for a variety of benefits, FSA, HSA, 401(k), and more. Brown & Brown has provided useful information outlining the various...

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NYS: Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

With the release of the final guidelines for sexual harassment requirements, now is the time to be sure you are meeting or have met those requirements. The NYS Department of...

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Employee Reviews

Employee Reviews: While most people do not like a formal performance review, it is important to provide the employee with tools to be successful.  One option is the frequent check...

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New York State Paid Family Leave

New York State Paid Family Leave: The benefit for the Paid Family Leave for 2019 changes to 10 weeks of employee’s Average Weekly Wage, capped at 55% of the New...

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HR Update: Medicare Disclosure Part D Notices

Medicare Disclosure Part D Notices must be distributed by October 14, 2018.  Model Notice Letters as well as additional information can be found on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

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New York State’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) changes for 2019

The Department of Financial Services has announced the 2019 Paid Family Leave benefit amounts and employee contribution rates. More information can be found by clicking HERE.

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A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

A New Zealand firm that let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hoped to make the...

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ACA Affordability Percentages Will Increase for 2019

The IRS recently made changes effective January 2019 to the ACA Affordability Percentages as well as the HSA and HDHP limits. The IRS recently issued a Revenue Procedure to index...

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HR Update: Background Checks

With the increase in instances of workplace violence, employers are doing their best to provide a safe workplace for their employees. One of those ways is by using background checks...

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HR Update: Wellness

Are you trying to lose weight and thinking about trying to count calories? Read more for some tips provided by Brown & Brown Empire State. As with any weight loss...

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Harvard Business Review: Developing Young Leaders

As more and more Baby Boomers retire, American Express and Johnson & Johnson developed programs to train young leaders in their companies. American Express has developed an Accelerated Learning Development (ALD) program that includes a three-day revenue challenge...

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Talent Economy: HR Analytics Trends

Analytics can be used to make business decisions, but analytics especially in the HR arena can help a company make the right decision when it comes to their employees. This...

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Financial Wellness & Physical Wellness Go Hand in Hand (Brown & Brown Empire State)

Financial wellness is just as important as physical wellness.  Stress caused by financial issues can affect your well-being as much as an unhealthy lifestyle.  Read more from our friends at...

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IRS Update: Reduction to the Maximum Contribution Limit for HSA Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released, on March 5, 2018, a reduction to the maximum contribution limit for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) for 2018. The new limit for those with...

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HR Update: New Standard for Unpaid Interns

The Department of Labor has announced New Standard for Unpaid Interns. Get the details here.

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OSHA Update: Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers

OSHA’s new fact sheet, Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers, provides suggestions for conducting inspections that can help you evaluate the effectiveness of your current safety & health efforts. View the fact...

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EEO-1 Filing Deadline: 3/31/18

The Employer Information EEO-1 (Standard Form 100) is collected annually under the authority of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et. Seq., as amended. ...

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Telecommuting

Telecommuting sounds like a great idea to most employees but there are some things employees and employers should consider. Click "read more" below for some insights from Brown & Brown...

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Minimum Wage Increase as of 12/31/17

Minimum wage as for the majority of NY State is $10.40 as of 12/31/17.  Below is a link for minimum wage information for NYC – Small and Large Employers, Long...

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New York State Paid Family Leave takes effect 1/1/2018

The New York State Paid Family Leave takes effect 1/1/2018.  Below is a link for information for Employers, Employees and Health Care Providers. https://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-paid-family-leave

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NYS Paid Family Leave goes into effect 1/1/2018

NYS Paid Family Leave goes into effect on 1/1/2018.  The following is a link for a Fact Sheet outlining the basics of the leave. https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/PaidFamilyLeave_BusinessOwnerFactSheet.pdf 

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NYS Paid Family Leave begins 1/1/18

New York State Paid Family Leave is beginning on January 1, 2018. Are you ready? MACNY wants you to be prepared so we encourage you to review the "how it...

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Holiday Calendar, Vacation Scheduler, and Attendance Controller: Now Available!

Each year MACNY provides members with a three-year holiday calendar, vacation scheduler and attendance controller to use within their organizations. The updated copies are not available. See below for the...

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Free Occupational Safety & Health Assistance

The New York State Department of Labor offers employers free occupational safety and health assistance through their On-Site Consultation Program. For more information on the program, please visit: https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_ONSITE_CONSULTATION.shtm

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Indefinite Delay of the New Wage & Hour Components of the EEO-1 Report

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has indefinitely delayed implementation of the new wage and hour components of the EEO-1 Report. The EEOC will continue to use the same...

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Updated I-9 Form

Earlier this week the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced and published an updated I-9 Form that will be required to be used by employers by September 18, 2017. While...

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Free On-Site Safety Consultation

Free On-Site Safety Consultation NYS Department of Labor (DOL) offers a free On-Site Safety Consultation Program for employers. It is jointly funded by the U.S. DOL and the NYS DOL...

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7 Manager Mistakes with Costly Consequences – SHRM

7 Manager Mistakes with Costly Consequences SHRM Most managers do a great job managing their staff.  There are some that may not be aware they could improve how they handle...

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2018 Premium Rates for Family Leave Benefits and Maximum Employee Contribution

The 2018 Premium Rates for Family Leave Benefits and Maximum Employee Contribution were announced.

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Member E-Connect: 4th of July Holiday Policy–Are you closed 7/3 & 7/4?

MACNY members continually contact us for information on what others in their industry are doing when it comes to holiday scheduling and PTO. With Independence Day being a Tuesday this...

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Mastering Employee Engagement (HR Daily Advisor)

It can cost you both time and money to find a replacement for an employee who leaves your organization.  Due to the high costs involved, it is important to keep the...

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Corporate Wellness Programs Gaining Popularity

Corporate wellness programs have gained in popularity over the years and the trend for 2017 looks to be the same.  Below is a link for an article on forbes.com outlining...

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New I-9 Form: Effective 1/22/17 – 8/31/19

On November 14, 2016 the US Citizenship & Immigration Services released a new Form I-9 (Rev. 11/14/2016 N) to replace the prior form which expired on March 31, 2016....

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Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1, 2017 for Calendar Year Plans

Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1, 2017 for Calendar Year Plans Each year, employers whose health plans include prescription drug coverage must disclose to the Centers for Medicare...

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NYS Dept. of Labor: New Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees

Even though a federal judge in Texas issued an order delaying the implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime regulations, New York State has introduced its own...

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OSHA National News Release

Effective 1/17/17 - OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal...

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Holiday Safety

Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe...

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