On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Legislature’s anti-sexual harassment legislation. It has many new responsibilities for the employers. These new standards are effective in October of 2018. Here are some of the highlights:
You should update your policies and Employee Handbook. The model sexual harassment prevention policy must:
prohibit sexual harassment consistent with guidance from the Department of Labor and the Division of Human Rights, and provide e...
Nike, the apparel company, has a great tag line. We all know it, so I will give you 3 seconds to say it to yourself... You got it, "Just Do It"! Those three little words are so easy to say, so empowering, yet in many cases, so elusive.
Often times we are thinking about "Just Do It" in the wrong way. We often think or say to ourselves "I must do it". This view often becomes the exact thing that prevents us from doing it and that is only one possible way to look at it.
Mayor Bill de Blasio signs The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act
It's Against The Law. The NYC Human Rights Law, one of the strongest anti-discrimination laws in the nation, protects against discrimination based on gender, which includes sexual harassment. The New York City Council has passed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.1
On April 9, 2018, the IRS released its first round of guidance in the form of FAQs concerning the new employer credit for paid family and medical leave (FML) under Code Section 45S.
Added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Code Section 45S provides that for tax years 2018 and 2019, eligible employers can claim a general business tax credit for wages paid to qualifying employees who are on FML if certain requirements are satisfied. While the FAQs released by the IRS offer little in the way of new guidan...
When I started this business, 8 years ago, I spoke with a person I looked up to and considered a mentor. I was looking for advice and guidance and he said something that can apply to almost every single aspect of life. I thought it was profound, so I will share it with you.
Rick- What was the one secret to your success in business?
Mentor- My secret is that I worked 6 days a week for a 1/2 day. I did this for 20 years.
Rick- So you are telling me you worked 9 am to 1 pm 6 days a week. That seems pretty good.