Employee Benefits Legislation

Telehealth Relief for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Extended in Funding Package

2023-01-03T16:27:14-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Savings Accounts, Legislative News|

On December 23, 2022, the House passed a 4,155-page funding bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA-23”), that includes a two year extension on telehealth relief for high deductible health plans (“HDHPs”) offered with health savings accounts (“HSAs”). [...]

Colorado Increases Minimum Wage and Requires Deductions Notice

2022-12-13T19:18:28-05:00December 13th, 2022|Colorado News, Employee Benefits Legislation, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News|

The following changes to Colorado employment law apply as of January 1, 2023. MINIMUM WAGE Statewide Colorado’s minimum wage will increase to $13.65 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $10.63 per hour. The [...]

Ohio Minimum Wage Set to Increase on January 1, 2023

2022-12-13T18:43:51-05:00December 13th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News, Ohio News|

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2023, to $10.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $5.05 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of [...]

Employee Retention Tax Credit: What You Need To Know

2022-12-13T18:16:24-05:00December 13th, 2022|Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Tax News|

The CARES Act and subsequent COVID-19 legislation created and enhanced the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) as a means of incentivizing employers to keep employees on payroll despite operational challenges. As a result, many employers have already claimed millions of [...]

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

2022-12-12T22:42:47-05:00December 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

2022-12-13T18:58:44-05:00December 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 [...]

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

2022-11-05T13:09:40-04:00October 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, [...]

Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) Provisions In Effect: How Is Your Health Plan Impacted?

2022-11-05T12:19:41-04:00October 5th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News|

Although the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) was passed nearly two years ago, several requirements that impact health and welfare plans have largely gone unnoticed by many brokers and most employers. Though some implementation deadlines were initially delayed, several major [...]

Agencies Issue Report on Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

2022-08-17T11:37:40-04:00August 4th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Wellness|

The DOL, HHS, and IRS issued a report to Congress on the failure by group health plans to comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The report is required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which [...]

Connecticut Increases Minimum Wage and Expands Employees’ First Amendment and Cannabis Rights

2022-06-15T21:56:44-04:00June 15th, 2022|Connecticut News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation|

The following laws take effect in Connecticut on July 1, 2022. They apply to employers of all sizes. MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES Connecticut’s state minimum wage will increase to $14.00 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped service employees [...]