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New York Paid Family Leave Act Goes Into Effect January 1, 2018

August 29, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York, Leaves of Absence, Medical Leave, Family Medical Leave, Pregnancy Leave

On January 1, 2018, the New York Paid Family Leave Act (“PFLA”) goes into effect. The PFLA allows employees to...Continue Reading →

New Regulations Added to the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act”

August 25, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York City, Independent Contractors

Effective July 24, 2017, additional regulations were added to NYC’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act”. These new regulations serve to clarify...Continue Reading →

Answers to Complex I-9 Issues in an Era of Increasing Immigration Enforcement

July 24, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal, Pre-hire and Hiring

A major immigration reform issue requiring employers’ attention is I-9 compliance. Shortly after the inauguration, President Trump directed all executive...Continue Reading →

Senate Republicans Revise New GOP Health Care Bill

July 20, 2017 Ali Law Group PC

In efforts to appease both conservatives and moderates, the Senate GOP has revised the Better Care Reconciliation Act (“BCRA”), the...Continue Reading →

DOL Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance on Joint Employers and Independent Contractors

June 24, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Independent Contractors, Wage and Hour

On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the withdrawal, effective immediately, of its 2015 and 2016...Continue Reading →

Legislators and The Trump Administration Are United in Their Aim To Broaden the Use of Apprenticeship Programs in America

June 22, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal

With college costs on the rise and job growth in decline, the legislative and executive branches appear to be united...Continue Reading →

DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule Took Effect June 9, with Enforcement Beginning 1/1/18

June 20, 2017 Ali Law Group PC

Designed to protect retirement investors from conflicts of interest, the new rule defining who is a “fiduciary” of an employee...Continue Reading →

Maximum Employee Contribution Rate Announced for New York’s Paid Family Leave

June 5, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, New York

On June 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced the maximum employee contribution rate and...Continue Reading →

U.S. Senator Introduces Gig Economy Portable Benefits Bill

June 1, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Independent Contractors

Over the past decade, 1099 workers have become a large and vastly growing part of the economy. In fact, the...Continue Reading →

House Narrowly Passes Bill To Repeal and Replace ACA

May 18, 2017 Ali Law Group PC Legislative Updates, Federal

On May 4, 2017, President Trump’s 105th day in office, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care...Continue Reading →

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