Recently our firm conducted a webinar for clients on the upcoming NYS Paid Family Leave Act which will become effective for virtually all employees in NY on 1/1/2018.  Below is the recorded webinar.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our...

November 20, 2017

When the partners at EBC assembled their team, they did so with one purpose in mind, their customer . . .  both the employer and employee. Today, EBC has a dynamic business deliverable that provides payroll, employee benefits, HR consulting, time & labor management and...

October 7, 2017

As we are entering the fourth quarter, many employers are bracing for another benefit open enrollment season, frustrated with rising costs, concerned with the mounting compliance and overall unsure of what is on the horizon.  Our firm recognizes that employers concern...

July 28, 2017

Although compliance is fundamental to your business, HR functions do not stop there. Companies benefit immensely from establishing the fundamentals of their businesses and relating them to the overall culture, such as mission, vision, and values.  You can drive all typ...

Our firm has received several questions about the deductions for Paid Family Leave Act.  There is confusion about when should an employer start to deduct.  After hearing that the NYSPFL employer hotline was advising clients that they must start the deductions beginning...

Q:  I have been hearing more about self-insuring my company’s health plan.  Is this something that I should consider?

A:  The simple answer is YES!  You should consider ALL of your options.  The dramatic escalation of employee health care costs has prompted many CF...

May 6, 2017

Q:  My Open Enrollment for benefits is coming up and there are changes this year. How can I ensure that the changes are communicated effectively?

A:  As you know, Open Enrollment is the time to make changes to your employee benefit offering. With the increasing costs of...

February 1, 2017

Q:  Do health plans that focus on reducing costs by getting employees to be more engaged really work?

A:  As healthcare costs continue to rise and Healthcare Reform changes are sure to impact employer costs, a continued focus will be on mitigating premium through plan d...