Connecticut’s General Assembly considered many proposals affecting employers in the 2016 legislative session.
Legislation of interest that passed
- SB 220 – Employers may pay wages on a bi-weekly basis.
- SB 211 – Allows employers to use payroll cards to pay employees.
- HB 5591 – Requires certain employers to off their employees a state-sponsored Roth IRA.
- HB 5237 – Prohibits certain pre-employment questions about criminal histories.
- SB 502 (Sections 199-201) – Creates market-based sourcing rules for calculation of corporate and personal income tax liabilities for multi-state companies.
- SB 233 – Mandates a study on how to reduce packaging.
- HB 5259 – Makes changes to the laws governing limited liability companies (LLC’s).
- SB 262 – Requires some businesses to increase unpaid family medical leave time for certain veterans and their families.
Legislation of interest that did NOT pass
- HB 5367 – Would have made several changes to unemployment benefits and eligibility requirements for receiving them.
- HB 5370 – Would have increased the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.
- SB 221 – Would have allowed for up to 12 weeks of paid family medical leave.
- SB 391 – Would have required certain employers to pay a fee to the state for any employee they retain that does not make $15 or more per hour.