Detailed Benefits

Competitive Benefits

Hospitalization, Medical, Dental & Vision
Life Insurance 
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Retirement
Vacation
School Closings & Holidays
Tuition Assistance Policy
Dress Code Policy
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
AFLAC
TransitCheks from TransitCenter©
New York Health & Racket Club (NYHRC)

LIM College has established a variety of benefit programs designed to help you and your family handle medical emergencies, deal with job-related or personal problems, and plan for your retirement.  While basic information about some of these is included below, the benefit programs and the terms and conditions of your participation in them are subject to change at any time. 

Hospitalization, Medical, Dental & Vision
New employees are eligible for health benefits beginning the first day of the month AFTER their 60th day of employment from their hire date. LIM College pays 80% and the employee pays 20% of the monthly premium.

Cigna - Hospitalization, Medical & Dental

VSP- Vision

Life Insurance (Lincoln Life)
Term life policy equal to your annual salary. The monthly premium is paid by the College.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
There are times in all of our lives when we need a little help. No matter what the issue is, Employee Connect is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with support, guidance and resources.

Retirement - Great West Retirement Services
LIM College's Retirement Account is offered through Great West Retirement Services.  New employees are eligible for 401(k) benefits beginning the first day of the month following completion of 1,000 hours of employment from their original hire date within a year of employment. 

Vacation 
New employees whose hire date is between 2/1 and 6/30 will receive one week of vacation to be used between the hire date and 12/31 of the current year.  If your hire date is between 7/1 and 12/31, you are not eligible for vacation during that year. For information about vacation time after the first calendar year of employment, contact humanresources@limcollege.edu

School Closings & Holidays
Up to 40 paid days off depending on the calendar year! That’s 8 weeks of time off!!

  • January = 1 day for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February = 2 day President’s Day Holiday (Friday and Monday)
  • March = 5 days for Spring Break (Monday – Friday), 1 day for Good Friday
  • May = 2 day Memorial Day Holiday (Friday and Monday)
  • June = 4 days in June (Fridays off); plus 1 day for Independence Day Celebration
  • July = 3 days for Independence Day Celebration; plus 4 extra days (Fridays off)
  • August = 2 days off (Fridays off)
  • September = 2 day Labor Day Holiday (Friday and Monday); 1 day for Rosh Hashanah; 1 day for Yom Kippur
  • November = 3 day Thanksgiving Holiday (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • December = The College is closed the week of Christmas and the week of Christmas & New Year’s
  • Birthday = You may “celebrate” your birthday by electing to take a day off – either the month before, during or after your actual birthday

Tuition Assistance Policy
All full-time employees are eligible after one year of service. Approval is subject to a written proposal and the budget process. The course or program must be relevant to your field of expertise and applicable to an advanced degree.

Dress Code Policy
A Relaxed Dress Code is appropriate for the entire year (sneakers are not acceptable.) Business professional attire will be required for special events such as Open House, Accepted Students Day, and any departmental events that may warrant it.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
All full-time employees may participate in the FSA program. It allows you to set aside a portion of your earnings to pay for qualified expenses, including medical expenses and dependent care.

AFLAC
Aflac pays CASH directly to you and your family. All plans are compatible with major medical as well as other coverage you may have. All plans are 100% voluntary, supplemental, portable and most available on a pre-tax basis.

TransitCheks from TransitCenter©
You choose how much of your monthly salary will go toward TransitCheks.  The IRS allows employees to deduct a maximum of $130 per month for mass transit and an additional $250 per month for commuter parking.  If your commuting costs exceed the pre-tax spending limit, you may also use your post-tax salary to purchase TransitCheks.  Participation in this program can offer significant tax savings. 

New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) 
The New York Health & Racquet Club provides a broad array of facilities, services and wellness programs to meet your fitness needs.

 

Policies & Procedures

Equal Opportunity Employer
Open Door Policy
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Sexual Harassment Policy
Immigration Reform and Control Act (I-9)
Unpaid Leave of Absence
Religious Accommodation
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Equal Opportunity Employer
LIM College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The College does not discriminated in its employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

Open Door Policy
As additional protection for employees, the College observes an “Open Door” policy. The “Open Door” policy is designed to encourage employees to voice their workplace concerns before greater problems arise. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
LIM College’s policy and practice is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as state and local laws concerning employment of persons with disabilities, and to ensure equal employment opportunities and educational opportunities for all qualified persons with disabilities.  Federal law defines “disability” as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities, a record of such impairment, or being regarded as having such impairment.

LIM College is committed to ensuring non-discrimination in all terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Reasonable accommodation is available to all employees and applicants with a qualified disability, as that term is defined by law, including work site accessibility as long as the accommodation doesn’t cause undue hardship on the College.  Individuals must contact the Director of Human Resources concerning any accommodation requests. The Director of Human Resources will evaluate the request to ensure it is a reasonable request as defined by the ADA. Paperwork detailing the term and explanation of request will be created by the Director and kept in the employee’s file.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Office of Human Resources is responsible for counseling employees, approval of, and administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act [LINK TO:Updated FMLA Poster_Jan 16 2009.pdf] and the associated benefits.

Sexual Harassment Policy
LIM College is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive, including sexual harassment. Actions, words, jokes or comments based on an individual’s gender, gender identification, race, color, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.

Immigration Reform and Control Act (I-9)
To ensure that a prospective employee is a citizen of the United States or has authorization to work in the U.S., identity and employment eligibility of all employees hired is required. The Office of Human Resources strives for compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 which prohibits discrimination in employment based on national origin, citizenship status and employers knowingly hiring aliens not authorized to work in the United States.

When a new employee is hired they are required to fill-out the I-9 form. Employees will not be paid until their information is complete on the I-9.

Unpaid Leave of Absence
There are times when, due to a personal emergency or illness, accident or disability, or other reasons, an employee will need to be absent temporarily from work. Except for “Paid Time Off” (PTO), both the application for and the granting of a leave of absence must be in writing. 

Religious Accommodation
Title VII protects all “sincerely held religious beliefs.”  The law’s intention is to provide protection and accommodation for a broad spectrum of religious practices and belief. Federal law requires an employer to “reasonably accommodate” an employee’s religious observances, practices and beliefs.  What constitutes “reasonable accommodation” and “undue hardship” depends on the facts in a particular situation. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
It is the policy of LIM College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment and sexual violence, in the College’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits intimidation, coercion or retaliation against individuals for engaging in activities protected by Title IX including asserting claims of sex discrimination.

LIM College has a designated Interim Title IX Coordinator for Students, Thomas McDonald, Special Assistant to the Provost, whose office is located at 216 East 45th Street (Maxwell Hall) on the 8th Floor. He can be reached via phone at 212-310-0616 or x474 and via email at thomas.mcdonald@limcollege.edu. The College also has a designated Title IX Coordinator for Employees, Andrea L. Granville, Director of Human Resources, whose office is located at 12 East 53rd Street (The Townhouse) on the 3rd Floor. She can be reached via phone at 212-310-0628 or x310 and via email at andrea.granville@limcollege.edu. Title IX complaints, grievances or inquiries concerning Title IX may be directed to the appropriate Title IX Coordinator. A person may also file a written complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or calling 1-800-421-3481.