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New York Disability Insurance: What you need to know

Under New York law, employers must provide temporary disability insurance to compensate for wages lost as a result of non-work-related disabilities. Employers can obtain such coverage through a disability benefits insurance carrier authorized by the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (Board) to write such policies, or large employers may receive authorization from the Board to self-insure (NY Workers' Comp. Law Sec. 211).
New York's Disability Benefits Law applies to:
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• Employers that have at least one employee working at least 30 days during a calendar year and that become "covered employers" four weeks after the 30th day of such employment; and
• After the expiration of four weeks, employers of domestic workers who work 40 or more hours per week and are employed at least 30 days during the calendar year (NY Workers' Comp. Law Sec. 202).
However, there are several exemptions from the disability benefits coverage mandate. State and local government employers are exempt. Additionally, the mandate does not cover:
• Minor children of an employer;
• Railroad, maritime, or farm laborers;
• Ministers, priests, rabbis, members of religious orders, sextons, Christian Science readers;
• Individuals who volunteer their services for nonprofit organizations and receive no compensation;
• An executive officer of an incorporated religious, charitable, or educational institution, and individuals engaged in a professional or teaching capacity in or for a religious, charitable, or educational institution;
• Individuals receiving aid from a religious or charitable institution who perform work in return for such aid;
• One or two corporate officers who either singly or jointly own all the stock and hold all the offices of a ...

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This report, "Top 100 FLSA Q&As", is designed to provide you with an examination of the federal FLSA overtime regulations in Q&A format, including valuable tips for bringing your workplace into compliance in an affordable manner.

At the end of the report, you will find a list of state resources on wage and hour issues. This report includes practical advice on topics such as:
  • FLSA Coverage: How FLSA regulations apply to all employers and any specific exemptions from the overtime requirements
  • Salary Level: Qualifying for exemptions and nonexempt employees
  • Deductions from Pay: Deducting for violations, disciplinary reasons, sick leave, or personal leave

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