Legislative News

Connecticut Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2023

2019-06-25T02:07:26-04:00June 24th, 2019|Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

Connecticut has adopted a schedule to gradually increase the state's minimum wage rate to $15 per hour by 2023. Because the law implements these changes over the next 5 years, the law also includes a provision that enables the state [...]

Massachusetts Update: Gov. Baker Signs A Delay Of Paid Leave Payroll Tax Into Law

2019-06-25T02:03:53-04:00June 17th, 2019|Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

Gov. Charlie Baker put in place a three-month delay to the start of a payroll tax to fund paid family and medical leave benefits for all Massachusetts workers, signing it within 90 minutes of its final legislative vote. The law [...]

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: What You Need To Know

2019-06-25T02:01:26-04:00June 10th, 2019|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

By June 30, 2019, employers must provide individualized notice to each employee (and potentially each contractor) in the state. In 2018, Massachusetts enacted the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law, which provides a right to up to 26 [...]

Massachusetts Distracted Driving Law: MA Senate One Step Closer to Banning Cellphone Use While Driving

2019-06-11T19:54:53-04:00June 10th, 2019|Legislative News, Safety Tips|

For the third session in a row, the Massachusetts Senate approved legislation requiring hands-free use of all mobile devices while driving. This time, however, the House and Gov. Charlie Baker appear to be on board, too. Senators voted 40-0 [...]