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» Newsletter - OSHA to Mandate Vaccine and Testing Temporary Standard, IRS Issues Employer Guidelines for Reporting 2021 FFCRA Leave October 8, 2021
» Click to view the updated designation by the Commissioner of health under the NY HERO Act October 7, 2021
» NY HERO Act Update: Covid-19 Designated an Airborne Infectious Disease September 9, 2021
» Newsletter - The Impact of Biden's Competition Executive Order on the Health Care Industry, Preventing Turnover Post-Pandemic August 11, 2021
» NY HERO Act Update July 8, 2021
» Newsletter - Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to ACA's Individual Mandate, Updated COVID-19 Guidance July 8, 2021
» Newsletter - IRS Issues Guidance on Taxability of DCAP Benefits for 2021 & 2022, IRS FAQs on COBRA Subsidies June 4, 2021
» New York State: New Guidance on Mask Use and Social Distancing for Fully Vaccinated Individuals May 19, 2021
» NY State Enacts Workplace Health & Safety Protections May 18, 2021
» Newsletter - Current State of Consumer Driven Health Plans, 4 Virtual Recruiting Strategies May 6, 2021
» EEOC Announces 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Data Submission Deadline of July 19, 2021 May 4, 2021
» Newsletter - Temp. COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans, Top 10 Workplace Discrimination Claims April 5, 2021
» American Rescue Plan - Impact on Employers March 12, 2021
» Newsletter - CDC Guidance on Consent and Disclosures for Workplace COVID-19 Testing, Prescription Drug Pricing Trends March 4, 2021
» Newsletter - DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2021, 5 Steps for Year-round Benefits Engagement February 9, 2021
» Newsletter - Supporting Employee Financial Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Encouraging Telehealth Services January 12, 2021
» Newsletter - Employee Benefits Plan Limits for 2020, Virtual Party Tips and more December 7, 2020
» Newsletter - OSHA Clarifies COVID-19 Reporting Requirements, Preventing Remote Work Time Theft, and more November 5, 2020
» NY Time Off to Vote & Notice Requirement October 26, 2020
» Newsletter - Supreme Court Vacancy May Affect ACA Litigation, Remote Verification of Form I-9 Documents Extended October 6, 2020
» NY Paid Family Leave Benefit Updates for 2021 September 8, 2020
» Newsletter - Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2020 and Preparing for Open Enrollment September 3, 2020
» Newsletter - Affordability Percentages Will Increase for 2021 August 5, 2020
» Newsletter - Federal Judge Upholds Hospital Transparency Rule July 7, 2020
» Newsletter - HSA Limits Increase for 2021, Work-life Balance Considerations Post-Coronavirus June 4, 2020
» Newsletter - DOL Now Fully Enforcing FFCRA Paid Leave Rules for Coronavirus May 6, 2020
» WEBINAR: Strategies to Maximize Loan Forgiveness, Avoid the Costly Pitfalls April 21, 2020
» Newsletter - New Coronavirus Relief Laws Require Paid Employee Leave April 7, 2020
» Federal & NYS Updates Regarding COVID-19  March 20, 2020
» New, No-Cost Option for MVP and CDPHP Members to Get COVID-19 Care March 17, 2020
» Newsletter- Helping Employees Embrace Workplace Change March 9, 2020
» Newsletter - DOL Updates Regular Rate of Pay Rules, Cadillac Tax & Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed February 11, 2020
» Newsletter - Upcoming Group health Plan Compliance Dates, Performance Review Best Practices and more January 9, 2020
» Newsletter - FSA Contribution and Other Benefits Limits Rise for 2020, How to Conduct 1-on-1 Business Meetings December 5, 2019
» Newsletter - DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions, Using Voluntary Benefits to Entice Millennial Talent November 7, 2019
» Newsletter - Deadline Approaching: Medicare Part D, Hold on to Talent With Stay Conversations October 10, 2019
» October 9, 2019 Deadline to Complete Required NY State Sexual Harassment Training October 1, 2019 
» Newsletter - 2020 Open Enrollment is Almost Here, How to Make your Job Postings Stand Out, and more September 9, 2019
» Newsletter - Executive Order on Health Costs to Affect Employer Health Plans August 6, 2019
» Newsletter - IRS Releases Inflation-adjusted Limits for HSAs and HDHPs, HR Action Steps for Name Changes July 9, 2019
» Newsletter - Final Notice of Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2020, Hiring & Managing Seasonal Employees June 12, 2019
» Newsletter - Parts of AHP Final Rule Struck Down, DOL's Newly Proposed Overtime Rule, Tips for Hiring New Graduates May 7, 2019
» Newsletter - EE0-1 Filing Deadline Extended to May 31, When it Comes to Employee Engagement, Communication is Key April 4, 2019
» Newsletter - DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2019. Retaliation Claims Are Up. Are You Prepared?  March 5, 2019
» Newsletter - Calculating OT? Couble Check Yoour Math, 5 Must Do's for Employee Orientation and more February 12, 2019
» Newsletter - Health FSA Limit to Increase, What You Need to Know About Pay or Play, 10 Employee Retention Resolutions January 9, 2019
» 2018 Year-End Human Resources Checklist December 31, 2018
» Paid Family Leave Benefit Updates for 2019 December 19, 2018
» Newsletter - Don't Forget to Provide an SBC This Open Enrollment, Preventing the Flu December 5, 2018
» Newsletter - IRS Issues ACA Letters to Nonprofit Employers, Health Care Costs Still Rising November 7, 2018
» Newsletter - Open Enrollment is Around the Corner, Workplace Bullying and Preventing Sexual Harassment October 10, 2018
» Newsletter - ACA Reporting Draft Forms Now Available, Critical HIPAA Compliance Gaps Exposed September 12, 2018
» Newsletter - Top 5 New Hire Forms and How Summer Hires May Impact Your ALE Status August 13, 2018
» Newsletter - Form 5500 Filing Deadline for Many Health Plans is July 31 - Don’t Forget to Pay PCORI Fees July 6, 2018
» Newsletter - 2019 HSA and HDHP Limits Released, and Ways to Keep Employees Motivated This Summer June, 13 2018
» Reminder: Due Date to Submit 2017 EEO-1 Report Extended to June 1 May 22, 2018
» Newsletter - FAQs on Paid Family Medical Leave Tax Credit, Clarification on Tip Pooling Law and more! May 8, 2018
» Newsletter - Best Practices for Preventing Workplace Harassment, interview tips and more! April 6, 2018
» Newsletter - Federal Tax Withholding Guidance, ACA Terms Employers Need to Know - and more March 8, 2018
» Newsletter - New Income Tax Withholding Tables, Must Do's for Employee Orientation, ACA Reporting in 2018 February 7, 2018
» Newsletter - Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention, 10 Employee Retention Resolutions and more! January 9, 2018
» Newsletter - How Hiring Holiday Help Impacts 'Pay or Play' Compliance, Tips for Holiday Party Planning December 6, 2017
» 2017 Year-End HR Checklist December 1, 2017
» Newsletter - 1094 & 1095 Forms Available, FSA, QSEHRA & 401(k) Limits Announced - and more November 7, 2017
» Newsletter - IRS Warms of Phishing Scam, How to Deny a Time-Off Request and more October 16, 2017
» Newsletter - Taming Productivity Killers, Tips to Make Your Job Posting Stand Out, and DOL updates September 7, 2017
» Newsletter - Summer’s Here And So Is Spear Phishing, 5 Guidelines for Protecting Employees from Heat Stress August 10, 2017
» USCIS Releases New Form I-9 and Form I-9 Instructions July 26, 2017
» Newsletter - HHS Releases HIPAA Cyber‐Attack Checklist, How to Write a Good Job Description - and more! July 24, 2017
» Webinar - NY Paid Family Leave [print slides] June 18, 2017
» Preparing for NY Paid Family Leave June 13, 2017
» Newsletter - 2018 HSA Limits Released, New OSHA Training Requirements and more! June 5, 2017
» Newsletter - 'Pay or Play' Penalty & Affordability Amounts, Avoiding Employee Misclassification and more May 9, 2017
» Newsletter - 2017 Values for Employer-Provided Vehicles, USCIS Updates for I-9 Handbook and more... April 18, 2017 
» Newsletter - New Form I-9, Revised Model for CHIP Notice, New SBC Template and more... March 3, 2017
» Newsletter - New Executive Order Calls for Minimizing Economic Burden of ACA (and more)... February 3, 2017
» Newsletter - State Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase, 5 HR Compliance Resolutions and more... January 5, 2017
» Newsletter - Federal Overtime Rule Update, Deadlines Extended for 1095-B & 1095-C in Early 2017... December 8, 2016
» Newsletter - Voting Leave by State, New Federal Overtime Rule Effective Dec. 1, and more... November 3, 2016
» Newsletter - Current Version of CHIP Notice Set to Expire, Max Individual Mandate Payment Amount... October 7, 2016
» Newsletter - 2016 ACA Transitional Reinsurance Program Contribution Rate and Deadlines Announced September 8, 2016
» Important News for CDPHP members August 25, 2016
» CDPHP Cyber Secutiry Incident Update August 10, 2016
» Newsletter - Proposed Changes to Form 5500, Labor Law Penalties Increase, Prevent Workplace Harassment August 9, 2016
» Newsletter - Understanding Federal Overtime Rules, 5 Must-Have Forms for New Hires - and more! July 14, 2016
» Newsletter - I-9 Form Reminder, Marketplace Notices, How to decide what to pay Interns - and more June 8, 2016
» Updated Salary and Compensation Levels Required for FLSA 'White Collar' Exemption May 19, 2016
» Newsletter - Upcoming Deadlines, New SBC Templates, 3 Things to Know About Vacation Leave May 9, 2016
» Employers May Use Either April 2016 or February 2013 Poster to Fulfill FMLA Requirements April 29, 2016
» Newsletter - Paid Family Leave, ACA Information for Employees, Tax Recordkeeping Tips & more! April 18, 2016
» Newsletter - ACA Reporting Reminder, Updated Model CHIP Notice, Interviewing Do's & Don'ts...and more! March 16, 2016
» Alternative Strategy to Community Rating  February 26, 2016
» Newsletter - COBRA Facts, Additional Guidance on Joint employment, Retroactive Increase for Transit & more February 12, 2016
» New York Small Group - Uniform Modification Notice January 15, 2016

» Newsletter - Adjusted Penalty Thresholds, ACA Guidance, Employee Retention Resolutions and more!

January 8, 2016

» Newsletter - Health Care Reform Preview, Minimum Wage Increases, Don's & Don'ts of Employee Reviews December 11, 2015
» Newsletter - Changes to Tax Benefits & Retirement Limits, Calculating PCORI Fees, Holiday Bonus Guidelines November 6, 2015
» Newsletter - Diversity & Harassment Training, Managing Difficult Employees, ADA Quick Facts and more Sept. 15, 2015
» Newsletter - Proposed Changes to Overtime Eligibility Rules for 'White Collar' Workers, ACA Penalties Increase August 7, 2015
» Newsletter - Supreme Court Strikes State Laws Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage, ACA Reporting Draft Forms July 9, 2015
» Newsletter - IRS Q&As on ACA Information Reporting for Large Employers, OSHA Updates "It's the Law" Poster June 12, 2015
» Newsletter - Employee Engagement Tied to Opinion of Total Rewards, 8 Topics to Include in Your Handbook May 11, 2015
» Newsletter - 5 Things for Employers to Know About Form I-9, New Hire Onboarding Checklist     April 23, 2015
» Newsletter - Updated Model CHIP Notice for Employers, 3 Things to Consider When Terminating Employees March 9, 2015
» Newsletter - Top 5 Health Care Reform Reviews, OSHA Summary of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses and more! February 18, 2015
» Newsletter - Proposed Changes to Summary of Benefits & Coverage Requirements, HR Compliance Resolutions January 9, 2015
» Newsletter - Changes to Health FSAs & Other Tax Benefits, 3 Tips for Managing Employee Records Dec. 10, 2014
» Newsletter - 2015 Retirement Plan Limits Announced, Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2015, and more! Nov. 12, 2014
» Newsletter - IRS Updates ACA Info Reporting Q&As, OSHA Updates Reporting & Recordkeeping Requirements Oct. 15, 2014
» Newsletter - Social Security Requirements for Employee Name Changes, Technology Resource & more Sept. 25, 2014
» Newsletter - Pay or Play Calculators & Timeline for Compliance, ACA Contraceptive Mandate and more! Aug. 15, 2014
» Newsletter - PPACA Update, Do's & Don'ts of Setting A Workplace Dress Code and more  July 10, 2014
» Newsletter - COBRA Administration Forms & Guidelines, Are You Ready for a DOL Health Plan Audit? June 3, 2014
» Newsletter - Number of Employment Discrimination Charges Decline, Recruitment & Staffing Resources Mar. 21, 2014
» Newsletter - Employers Will Not Be Required to Post Employee Rights Notice in the Workplace Feb. 21, 2014
» Newsletter - HR Service Announces Approved HR Certification Institute Courses, Same-Sex Spouse Guidance Jan. 27, 2014
» Newsletter - Retirement Plan Limits Announced for 2014, "Use-or-Lose" Rule Changes for Health FSAs & more November 2013
» Newsletter - Deadline to Provide Required Exchange Notices, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Guidance September 2013
» Newsletter - HR Services Training Modules, Health Care Remains High on List of Employer-Provided Benefits August 2013
» Newsletter - Pay or Play Delayed Until 2015, First PCORI Due Date, Wellness Program Changes for 2014 July 2013
» Newsletter - New Summary of Benefits and Coverage Template, Employee Handbooks Under Fire May 2013
» Newsletter - New Form I-9 to Verify Employment Eligibility, Top 3 Health Care FAQs and more April 2013
» Newsletter - Health Care Reform: New Guidance on Large Employers, "Pay or Play," Annual Limit Rules & More March 2013