What Factors Determine Workers Compensation Premiums?

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Virtually all employers in every state except Texas are required to carry workers compensation insurance — the coverage acts as an essential protection for workers and employers alike. Still, workers compensation premiums can be costly and burdensome, especially for small business owners who don’t benefit from the same economies of scale as larger companies do. […]

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Empire State Development Announces MWBE Expo Series for 2019

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The New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development has announced the dates for the MWBE Expo Series for 2019. The series will be held in locations across New York State and will be free for all participants. The educational and networking event is open to anyone who wishes to attend whether or […]

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Filing Your Small Business Income Taxes? Here Are Some Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss

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It’s that time of year again! April 15th is right around the corner, and many of us are scrambling to get our income taxes done before the filing deadline comes around. Of course, you can always file an extension, but you still need to pay any taxes you owe by April 15th. So, the time […]

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NYC Proposes Increase in Discretionary Spending Limit for MWBEs

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio announced a proposal to increase the discretionary spending limit for MWBEs in the city to $1 million for goods, services and construction. The proposal was hailed by elected officials, business entities and advocates across the state as a means of further leveling the playing field for […]

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Firefighters and Workers Compensation Laws

Firefighters are arguably everyone’s heroes. They brave situations most of us can only imagine: running into burning buildings and employing extraordinary measures to rescue those trapped inside. They endure searing heat, smoke and soot on a regular basis in order to ensure that those they have sworn to protect are safe. It’s a dangerous job. According […]

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What Are Export Credit Insurance and the EXIM Bank?

Many U.S. small businesses would like to expand operations by exporting their products overseas. And, according to data from Small Business Trends, there are significant benefits to doing so. For example, small businesses that export grow more quickly and are 8.5 percent less likely to go out of business than those that don’t. Additionally, exporting companies tend […]

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AGs in Six States Sue Trump Administration Over Final OSHA Reporting Rule

In early March, attorneys general from six states filed a lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia against OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor, challenging the Trump administration’s sudden rollback of OSHA illness and injury reporting requirements. Led by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, the suit comes on the […]

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Undocumented Immigrants and Workers Compensation Benefits

Undocumented immigrants are an integral part of the U.S. economy. No matter how one feels about illegal immigration, the fact is that millions of undocumented immigrants are working in the United States today. According to the Pew Research Center, 7.8 million men and women who lack legal immigration status were either employed or actively seeking […]

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