COVID-19 Designated as an Airborne Infectious Disease Under New York State’s HERO Act

COVID-19 has been designated as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act.  The HERO Act requires that employers implement extensive workplace health and safety protections. Employers can follow the model plan created by the New York State Department of Labor or create their own plan as long as it conforms with the HERO Act's guidelines. In addition to distributing their work safety plan to all employees, employers must post it in a visible location within each worksite. For complete details on how this affects employers, click here. Additional Resources:New York HERO Act Workplace COVID-19 Rules UpdatedNew York Passes HERO Act to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19 Disclaimer: The information presented in this post is provided…
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The TEAM Companies’ Technology Supports Equity & Inclusion Initiative

As the advertising and commercial production industries work towards greater diversity and inclusion, The TEAM Companies (TTC) are invested in ensuring that our technology supports that effort. To assist with the important step of demographic reporting, we are pleased to announce that TTC Online, our paperless onboarding and timecard platform, now allows employees to self-report additional demographic fields. The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) recently announced a demographic reporting initiative in response to increasing requests from ad agencies and brands for demographic information on those working on their commercial productions. TTC is fully aligned with providing the mechanism to capture this demographic data in a standardized and effective way. That data can then be shared with ad agencies and clients as needed to guide their progress towards their individual…
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TTC COVID-19 Updates & Resources

To all our clients and partners, We are here to assist our clients during this complicated time and hope everyone is staying safe! The TEAM Companies, LLC (TTC) is fully operational and providing all our services as usual. While ensuring there is no disruption to business, we are protecting our workforce by implementing our remote working plan and using limited personnel in all office locations. In cases where cities or states that we operate in require following a shelter-in-place plan, we remain fully functional. Please note that you can continue to reach your TTC rep during standard business hours using their TTC email address and phone number. We know many employees have questions about their taxes, workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. Federal and state governments are hard at work updating…
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Comcast Technology Solutions and The TEAM Companies Enable Marketers to Streamline Creative Rights Management Into Centralized Platform

Comcast Technology Solutions and The TEAM Companies offer advertisers a unified solution for creative asset management, media activation, and tracking talent & licensed elements across all linear and digital advertising   NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) and The TEAM Companies (TTC) announced an enhanced integration between CTS' Ad Management Platform and the TEAM Companies' Talent & Rights Management Platform. The new solution allows marketers to seamlessly manage complex campaign workflows including creative asset management, traffic, distribution, and rights management using a single interface. This simplifies the creative activation process and provides marketers with visibility and control of their campaigns across video and audio channels. "Combining creative, media operations, and talent rights into a unified solution brings enhanced automation to a traditionally manual process,"…
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Music Industry Experts Form Exclusive Alliance to Capture Global Royalty Revenue for Advertisers

The TEAM Companies and Melos bring together their expertise in the music business to provide marketers with the rights intelligence and technology for capturing royalty revenue for commercial compositions.   LOS ANGELES, and LONDON, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the music & concert tour industry's payroll powerhouse and the leader in music publishing administration technology & rights intelligence have formed an exclusive alliance for maximizing royalty revenue for North American and Global advertisers. Many marketers are not aware that when they commission original music for their commercial, they are entitled to royalties from that music when the commercial is broadcast. As a result, an estimated $400 million in music royalties go uncollected by marketers each year. Marketers aware of this royalty revenue stream often rely on music publishing administrators who…
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Talent Business Affairs Expert Forms Exclusive Alliance With Ad Industry Payroll Leader To Provide Deeper Support For Advertisers & Agencies

Exclusive relationship with The TEAM Companies strengthens Checks in Motion's position as an authority in performer, celebrity and influencer engagement.   CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WMBE Certified Talent Business Affairs specialist, Checks in Motion (CIM), has established an exclusive relationship with ad & entertainment industry payroll and business affairs powerhouse, The TEAM Companies (TTC), to provide additional knowledge resources and talent & rights management technology for its growing client base. Already a long-time partner with TTC on some CIM accounts, this exclusive relationship brings the full strength of The TEAM Companies' North American union & non-union talent payroll capabilities along with access to TTC's production payroll department for crew and other freelancers working for in-house agencies and production departments. As Checks in Motion grows, The…
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Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

The TEAM Companies, LLC (“TTC”) celebrates its unique diversity, equity and inclusion by recognizing and honoring the new U.S. federal holiday Juneteenth National Independence Day. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth became a national holiday to be recognized each year on June 19th, and TTC will recognize it by offering its employees a paid holiday on this day going forward each year. TTC has a long history of diversity, equity and inclusion in its staff with over 51% minorities, and the vast majority of its workforce are women. Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people would be free, a full two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It is the oldest celebrated African American holiday and TTC is proud to…
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TTC Receives EcoVadis Silver Rating for Sustainability

The TEAM Companies (TTC) are proud to receive the EcoVadis Silver Rating for Sustainability. This rating means that TTC has scored in the top 25% globally of all companies rated by EcoVadis, which is the leading business sustainability ratings provider. EcoVadis has built a network of over 75,000 rated companies around the world. TTC’s score was calculated based on our performance in multiple key areas including the environment, ethics, sustainable procurement and labor & human rights. For more information on EcoVadis, click here. Disclaimer: The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only and shall not be considered legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor for specific legal or tax advice.
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SAG-AFTRA & JPC Agree to COVID-19 Commercial Production Safety Protocols

SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) have approved a COVID-19 Commercial Production Safety and Testing Protocol Agreement. This Agreement is applicable to commercials covered by the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and 2019 SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Contract. It covers testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements and other safety processes. Click here to view TTC's detailed summary of the agreement. The complete agreement can be viewed here. Disclaimer: The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only and shall not be considered legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor for specific legal or tax advice.
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Updated Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Rates

In accordance with the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Agreement, updated rates are in effect as of May 1st, 2021. While basic rates are listed below, a complete contract summary and table of rates can be found in our digital Rate Book, located in our Client Knowledge Library. For those clients using the New York WTPA form customized for Co-Ed projects, the updated form is available on our Forms page under Government Forms. Disclaimer: The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only and shall not be considered legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor for specific legal or tax advice.
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