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New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law Takes Effect This Year

In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation adopting what will eventually be a twelve-week paid family leave policy for New York employees (the “Paid Family Leave Law” or “Paid Family Leave”).  Once fully implemented, the Paid Family Leave Law will provide New York employees with up to twelve weeks of Paid Family Leave for the purpose of (1) caring for a new child, (2) caring for a family member with a serious health condition, or (3) relieving family pressures when a family member, including a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent, is called to active military service. This article briefly summarizes the provisions of the Paid Family Leave Law.


What To Know About New Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was enacted on December 22, 2017 and drastically changed certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). The impact of the changes touches practically all businesses and individuals in one way or another. Among other things, the Act permanently decreases the corporate tax rate, temporarily decreases individual income tax rates, limits or eliminates the ability of taxpayers to utilize certain deductions and/or tax credits, includes special provisions allowing certain owners of qualifying “pass-through” businesses and disregarded entities to deduct up to twenty percent (20%) of qualifying business income, and modifies a number of other provisions that will impact businesses and owners going forward. This article briefly summarizes certain provisions of the Act that may be of particular interest to our business clients.