New York Minimum Wage Posters Now Available
Misc. Industry - https://www.labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/LS207.pdf
Hospitality Industry - https://www.labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/LS207.3.pdf
Farm Labor - https://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/LS110.pdf
Building Service Industry - https://www.labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/LS207.2.pdf
Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Increase to 58 Cents Per Mile
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the costs of operating a car, van, pickup truck, or panel truck for business purposes in 2019 will be 58 cents per mile, up from 54.5 cents per mile in 2018. The 2019 rates for automobiles used for charitable, medical, or moving purposes were also announced. For more information, please read IRS Notice 2019-02.
OSHA Filing Deadline is March 2, 2019
Employers are reminded that they may be required to electronically submit information from their 2018 OSHA Forms 300A to OSHA by March 2, 2019. By that date, the following establishments, if currently required to comply with OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, must electronically submit this information through OSHA's Injury Tracking Application (ITA):
Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by OSHA's recordkeeping requirements; and
Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries.
Click here to access the ITA.
Governor Cuomo Vetoes PFL Bereavement Expansion Bill
Governor Cuomo has vetoed legislation which would have allowed bereavement as a qualified reason to use paid family leave. However, it is expected that the Governor will proposed a modified expansion of bereavement benefits, with more restrictions imposed on the use, during the 2019 legislative session. HR Works will continue to notify clients of any updates to this legislation.
New York Labor Law 193 Extended
The Governor has extended Labor Law 193, which governs permitted deductions until November 6, 2020.
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