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NY Combating sexual harassment takes more than talk

November 6th, 2019

Frank Kerbein, Director of the Center for Human Resources, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Ny combating sexual harassment

Combating sexual harassment in the workplace entails more than some posters and FAQs, although both can and should be part of the process.

And the State of New York has provided some guidance that will help you and your workplace address the issues as well as comply with the law.

Frank Kerbein provides some guidance, model materials, a template from the state and links to help you navigate.

NJ Independent contractors with benefits

October 30th, 2019

Salvador Simao at FordHarrison

Successful friends with benefits

You know about friends with benefits (you do know about friends with benefits, right?).

And married, jobs, pets and desserts with benefits

New Jersey has decided that it may be time to up the ante and include independent contractors in the benefits gig. Yep, there is a bill in the legislature that plans to do just that.

Benefit from Salvadore SImao's experience as a former DOL attorney and his breakdown of what to expect and why from this "crackdown" on the use of independent contractors.


Your ADA toolkit

October 25th, 2019

Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal


Everyone and everything can benefit from a good toolkit, even your workplace.

Fiona Ong points you in the direction of the Workplace Accommodation Toolkit to help you move beyond basic compliance with the ADA.

I know this is a blog and not Twitter, but I had to share this Tweet / tweet / twit:

IL No choice allowed - auto enrollment in IRAs and Chicago dogs

October 22nd, 2019

Wesley Covert at Laner Muchin

Chicago dog

Enrollment in a retirement savings program for Illinois employees is getting to the point that it requires no thought, , no choice, no decisions to be made, kind of like when you order a Chicago dog.

As of November of 2019, all private sector workers working for a company with 25 or more employees who do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirment plan will be automatically enrolled in IRAs that will take a 5% after-tax bite out of gross wages.

Wesley Covert explains the Secure Choice Savings Program, provides some links for further info and mentions an upside for employers.