Labor News

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 [...]

Connecticut Expands Criminal History Discrimination Protections Effective January 1, 2023

2022-12-12T21:51:26-05:00December 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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Human Resources Alert: Connecticut Expands Antidiscrimination Protections

2022-09-16T14:07:17-04:00September 15th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Connecticut News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Labor News, Legislative News|

Connecticut has amended its human rights law to broaden coverage to all employers—regardless of their employee count—and to add domestic violence protections. The changes take effect on October 1, 2022. Antidiscrimination Protections The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA), [...]

Connecticut Adds CT FMLA Notice Requirements

2022-08-17T12:07:21-04:00August 17th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Connecticut News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Labor News|

Connecticut has adopted new family and medical leave (CT FMLA) regulations. While the updated regulations primarily incorporate the changes to the law that took effect on January 1, 2022, they also create new notice requirements, described below. According to [...]

OSHA Launches New Heat Hazard National Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Inside and Outside Heat

2022-05-10T23:51:40-04:00May 9th, 2022|Labor News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. Through the program, OSHA will conduct heat-related workplace inspections before workers suffer completely preventable injuries, [...]