Owners of small businesses face many deadlines in the course of running their businesses. These deadlines may relate to regulatory compliance, contracts or litigation. It seems that new regulations are being passed every month. In New York, for instance, the paid family leave law goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Since this program is funded by employee deductions, the law provides that employers can begin making applicable deductions beginning July 1, 2017; only a couple of weeks away.