Philly Mandates Commuter Benefit

The City of Brotherly Love will be showing some love for the area commuters and more disdain for small business owners now that Mayor Jim Kenney has signed the new Employee Commuter Transit Benefit Program into law. The initiative, passed by the Philadelphia City Council just one month ago requires covered employers (50 or more…

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MA Paid Family Medical Leave Rates

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) announced back in October that updates to contribution rates and weekly benefit amounts under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) would take effect on January 1, 2022. DDIFO employment counsel, Morgan Brown & Joy, advises that effective at the New Year, the maximum weekly…

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Massachusetts Changes PFML Benefit

The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has implemented a couple of changes that Bay State employers need to be aware of. Effective January 1, 2022, the DFML will increase the average weekly wage and increase the maximum benefit for covered leave. At the same time, the Department also announced a decrease in the…

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DDIFO Webinar

From the ongoing effects of the COVID pandemic, unemployment premium payments and competing with the “gig economy”, the quick service restaurant industry continues to face crucial labor shortages on top of high employee turnover rates. Addressing Recruitment & Turnover Challenges in 2021: How earned wage access is changing the QSR industry! will be held on…

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DDIFO Webinar

With the resurgence of COVID in some regions around the country continues to hamper in-person meetings, DDIFO with help from our Business Members continues to bring you valuable and timely information with our Business Member Webinars. Our next webinar, On-line Pay & Financial Education as Employee Benefits, will be held on Tuesday, August 17 from…

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Paid Leave, Pregnancy, Wage Theft, +

Passed as part of the 2023 state budget, New Hampshire now has a paid sick leave program with the state paying the premium for state employees while private employers and employees may opt-in, at a price. Under the plan, which will pay benefits up to 60 percent of an employee’s wages for up to six…

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“Hero Pay” Lawsuit Dismissed

As the idea of “Hero Pay”, an hourly premium paid to front-line grocery and retail workers during the existence of a public emergency, gains traction around the country (hazard pay ordinances are in effect in Berkeley, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and a host of other California cities as well as in Seattle),…

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New York Requires Paid Voter Leave

As we get closer to the November 3 presidential election, employers must be aware of and complying with their responsibilities to allow their employees time to go to the polls and vote. In fact, some states and municipalities require that workers be given paid time off to exercise their civic duty. The state of New…

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Outside COVID-19, More New Mandates

Although most businessmen and women during the past three months of the coronavirus pandemic have rightly focused on keeping their business operating or how to get their business back in operation when the shutdown ends, some in government have continued to focus their energies on what new dictates they can legislate on others. Washington DC…

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Paid Sick Leave Without the Mandate

Regardless of the prospect of government mandates, a number of private businesses have recently decided for their own reasons (coronavirus or otherwise) to provide paid sick leave benefits to their employees.  Darden Restaurants, parent company of the Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille and other brands, announced this week that it will now provide paid…

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