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What Productions Should Know About NY Paid Sick and Family Leave

If your production or production company is operating in New York City or New York State, here’s what you should know for 2021.
08 January 2021

News, Production, Budgets, 2021 Updates

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Updates for 2021

For budgeting purposes, you should assume a 0.6% FUTA rate on the first $7,000 in wages for all states, unless you will be working in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), in which case, you should assume a 3.6% rate.
05 January 2021

News, Budgets, 2021 Updates

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020 to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act includes the following provisions for certain public employers, and private employers with fewer than 500...
04 January 2021

News, COVID-19 Updates, 2021 Updates

Minimum Wage Increases for 2021

A number of states have announced minimum wage increases for 2021. More changes could be announced, so employers should continue to monitor the rates for further changes.
29 December 2020

News, Budgets, 2021 Updates

What Your Production Should Know About Paid Sick Leave Laws

While there are currently no federal legal requirements for paid sick leave benefits, which allow employees to take time off to take care of health issues and differ from both PTO and vacation time, several states and cities allow employees to earn...
23 December 2020

News, Production, Budgets, 2021 Updates

2020-2022 IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement Changes

The IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement, commonly referred to as the NLB (National Low Budget) Agreement has been ratified, effective January 1st, 2020 – December 31st, 2022. To help you prepare for budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits...
23 December 2020

News, Budgets, 2021 Updates

2021 FICA Increase

The Social Security wage base has increased from $137,700 to $142,800 for 2021, which increases the maximum individual contribution by $316.20.
23 December 2020

News, Tax, 2021 Updates