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State Briefs

Magazine article HRMagazine

State Briefs

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NEW YORK CITY: EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE TRANSIT BENEFITS

As of Jan. 1, 2016, New York City requires employers with 20 or more employees to offer qualified pretax transportation benefits. A similar statute took effect in Washington, D.C., on the same date. Such mandates are already in place in parts of California, including San Francisco, the nearby California cities of Berkeley and Richmond, and nine counties in the San Francisco Bay area. Many large organizations in metropolitan areas voluntarily offer transit benefits to encourage the use of public transportation.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.: CHANGES COMING TO PAID SICK TIME

The city council in Jersey City, N.J., voted to broaden the scope of its paidsick- leave ordinance, conforming it to the more generous requirements in other New Jersey municipalities. Meanwhile, a new law will take effect in Elizabeth, N. …

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