Tag: New York State Law

Tax Guidance on Tax Contributions under Paid Family Leave Program The New York Department of Taxation and Finance recently released guidance regarding the tax treatment of family leave contributions under the state’s new Paid Family Leave Program. Pursuant to the guidance: Benefits paid to employees will be taxable non-wage income that must be included in…

Question: We are developing a maternity/paternity leave policy for employees in the states of New York, Virginia, and Georgia, and want to have one plan for consistency and ease of administration.  What advice can you provide about the issues we should consider? Answer: First of all, in order to have one plan “fit” for all…

Question: Are the New York State Wage Theft Notice requirements for just new employees or all employees?  We recently received information about a February 1st compliance deadline. Answer: The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Law signed into law in 2010 already required employers to give notice to employees of their wage rates at the…

Question: Are the New York State Wage Theft Notice requirements for just new employees or all employees?  We recently received information about a February 1st compliance deadline. Answer: The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Law, signed into law in 2010, already required employers to give notice to employees of their wage rates at the…

Question:Is a New York employee eligible for state disability benefits and/or the company’s short term disability plan if he is terminated the day after the disability started?  (This was a planned termination and the two events are unrelated). Answer: Under the New York State TDI law, the employee would be covered for TDI benefits.  Here…

Question:   Must a New York employer pay a terminating employee for unused vacation time? Answer: Whether an employer must pay for unused time depends upon the terms of the vacation and/or resignation policy.   If there is an agreement in place to give benefits or wage supplements (such as vacation or PTO) earned but not used…

Question: What are the rules in New York about partial day deductions for exempt employees? Answer: The state of New York follows the federal Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to wage-hour issues. Under the federal law, one of the rules for exemption from overtime pay is for those employees to be paid on…