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Connecticut Expands Criminal History Discrimination Protections Effective January 1, 2023

2023-03-20T19:07:58-04:00December 12th, 2022|Connecticut News, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News|

Beginning on January 1, 2023, employers of all sizes will be prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of their erased criminal history records. This closes the loophole in the current law, which in effect allows [...]

Massachusetts Increases Minimum Wage and Ends Premium Pay Effective January 1, 2023

2023-03-20T19:07:59-04:00December 12th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

Learn more about Massachusetts' minimum wage increase and hour changes will take effect on January 1, 2023. Minimum Wage Massachusetts’ minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.75 [...]

Maine Requires Employers to Pay Out Unused Vacation and Increases Minimum Wage

2023-03-20T19:07:59-04:00December 12th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Maine News|

In this article, you will learn more about Maine employment law changes requiring employers to pay out unused vacation payout and a minimum wage increase beginning January 1, 2023. VACATION PAYOUT Employers that have 11 or more employees will [...]

Workplace Safety: 4 Steps to Improve Your Experience Modification (E-Mod) and Workers Compensation Program

2023-03-20T19:07:59-04:00December 12th, 2022|Employee Benefits, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Why should employers care about their experience modification (e-mod) factor? Without knowing it, some employers are being overcharged for workers’ compensation premium year after year. They have the misconception that the e-mod is out of their control, but the [...]

Health and Wellness: Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Diabetes

2023-03-20T19:08:00-04:00November 30th, 2022|Health Care, Wellness|

A nutritious eating plan, weight and stress management, exercise, and smoking cessation can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that making lifestyle changes could cut your risk of developing diabetes in half. Certain lifestyle [...]

Safety Tips: Head Protection In The Workplace Is A Must

2023-03-20T19:08:00-04:00November 30th, 2022|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Keeping an eye out for hazards that could lead to a blow to the head – and safeguarding against them – is vital in the workplace. It’s also required: OSHA has standards focused on head protection: OSHA 1910.135(a) and [...]

Compliance Alert: Prescription Drug Reporting Reminder

2023-03-20T19:08:01-04:00November 7th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance|

Plan sponsors of group health plans must submit information annually about prescription drugs and healthcare spending to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). The first deadline is December 27, 2022 for reporting on calendar years 2020 and [...]

The Details of the Granite State (New Hampshire) Paid Family Leave Plan

2023-03-20T19:08:01-04:00October 31st, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, New Hampshire News|

Federal programs like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) mandated periods of paid leave—short and long—for qualifying employees and offset the expense on businesses with a payroll tax credit. The FFCRA has largely been viewed as a success, [...]

Colorado Requires Contributions for Paid Family and Medical Leave on January 1

2023-03-20T19:08:01-04:00October 31st, 2022|Colorado News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Human Resources|

Colorado’s paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) will launch next year. FAMLI benefits include partial wage replacement, job protection, and continuation of group health care coverage. FAMLI is funded by payroll contributions and is administered by the [...]