What will come out of your check this year? What do you need to know to not break the law? Here are some updates in 2018 that you should know coming from New York State.

 

  • 1

    Minimum Wage

    It is officially in effect at $10.40 in our part of New York State.

  • 2

    Paid Family Leave

    Everyone, whether you are having a child or not, will begin seeing part of your check go to the Paid Family Leave Program. A worker who qualifies can take 8 weeks at 50% of their pay.

  • 3

    Government Felonies

    If an elected official or government appointee commit a felony related to their job now, they will not be allowed to collect a state pension after they are fired.

  • 4

    If You Have A Kid...

    For taxpayers who make between $50,000 and $150,000 per year, the current cap on child care expenses will go up from $6,000 to $9,000.

  • 5

    Snowmobiles

    A fine starting at $200 will be issued if your sled is not regulated properly.

    "to require that the vehicle is equipped with a motor and was originally manufactured and designed for travel on snow or ice. The definitions also authorize tracked cleats, in addition to skis and belts for support."