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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

Teamsters Local 817 MOA Changes and Updates

Teamsters Local 817 has ratified their Locations Agreement, which becomes effective retroactive to July 1, 2020 and expires September 30, 2021. We have outlined the changes below, which will assist in updating your budgets and calculating employee...
17 December 2020

News, Budgets

COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement

The following summarizes the “COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK AGREEMENT WITH DGA, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA AND TEAMSTERS/BASIC CRAFTS” provisions and payment terms. 
23 October 2020

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

New Writers Guild of America MOA Changes Now in Effect

Every three years, the WGA ratifies the Minimum Basic Agreement, known as the Memorandum of Agreement. The agreement becomes effective retroactive to May 1, 2020 and expires May 1, 2023. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) wages will increase 7.5% by...
27 August 2020

News, Budgets

SAG-AFTRA Rate Changes Effective 7/1/2020

New SAG-AFTRA Basic Agreement and Pension and Health rate changes are now in effect until June 30, 2023. To help you prepare for budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits for your future productions, we've outlined the key changes. 
27 August 2020

News, Budgets

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Updates for 2020

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 3.3% rate.
07 January 2020

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

State and Local Gross Receipts-Based Taxes and/or Sales Tax Updates

A gross receipts tax is similar to a sales tax, but it is levied on the seller of goods or consumer services. Currently, 12 states require us to collect these taxes on our payroll handling fees.
20 December 2019

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

Minimum Wage Increases for 2020

A number of states have announced minimum wage increases for 2020. More changes could be announced, so employers should continue to monitor the rates for further changes.
19 December 2019

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

Compile, Monitor, and Evaluate Production Data with One Dashboard

Eliminate hours of manual work to aggregate your most important information from your entire slate with the GreenSlate production dashboard.
17 October 2019

Digital Solutions, Budgets