Legislative News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

US Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule to Amend Occupational injury, Illness Recordkeeping

2022-03-30T11:05:49-04:00March 29th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR 1904.41. The current regulation requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information – that [...]

What You Need to Know About Business Tax Credits This Year

2022-03-29T16:55:59-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Legislative News, SBA Stimulus Programs, Tax News|

The last two years have been challenging for small and medium sized businesses in so many ways—a rocky economy, labor shortages, health and safety issues and more. Significant federal and state legislation, like Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and [...]