Paid Family Leave Is Coming to New York

August 14, 2017
If you haven’t heard yet, New York State has now enacted the first-of-its-kind paid family leave policy. The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law will allow eligible employees to take paid family leave to bond with a new child,...

Open Enrollment Headache? Educate Yourself Now to Pick the Right Medical Plan

June 12, 2017
If you receive health insurance through your job, your last benefits open enrollment period has probably faded to a distant memory. Instead of forgetting about your benefits until the next enrollment window, start educating yourself now to ensure you have...

6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD AUTOMATE TIME & ATTENDANCE

March 3, 2017
Your workforce is your greatest asset, and most likely, your largest expense. But if your team isn’t logging correct hours, you may find yourself dealing with costly regulatory headaches or inaccuracies. An automated time and attendance system for your organization...

Are You Ready For This? A New I-9 Form Arrives January 22nd!

January 17, 2017
As an employer, you probably already know that you must complete a Form I-9 for every new employee hired after November 6, 1986.  You may also know that ever since the first version of the Form I-9 was published in...

You Can Never Have Too Many Paydays…Can You??

December 20, 2016
Let’s face it. Payday is a highly anticipated day for any employee, no matter when it takes place. But how frequently your employees get paid and how many paydays there are per year also matters! After all, payroll frequency affects...

Reverse the Curse of the Community Rating Law

November 16, 2016
  As we head into the cold winter months, small businesses, nonprofits and schools across New York State renewing their health insurance are collectively gasping at the sting of increased health insurance rates –a whopping 30-40% for many organizations. This...

FIVE WAYS TO PUT THE HUMAN BACK IN YOUR RESOURCES

October 10, 2016
So you are managing a school, and all that goes with it. Tiny little people, tiny little people’s parents, not so tiny board members and governing bodies, and massive amounts of paperwork. With all that you’ve got on your plate,...

4 Steps To Manage The New Overtime Rule

September 12, 2016
We’ve been fielding questions lately about a new rule that may make more workers eligible for overtime because of a salary threshold increase. The rule, announced by The Department of Labor (DOL), updates the regulations governing which white-collar workers are...

Starting a School: Lessons from a Charter School Veteran

About our contributing author, Steve Zimmerman     Co-Director of the NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools (“C3S”). Steve has founded two charter schools in Queens—Our World Neighborhood Charter School, where he served as board chairman for five years and, most...