Category: Legislative News

Legislative News
Regulators Approve Workers’ Comp Premium Rate Cuts

Connecticut employers will see their workers’ compensation insurance premiums decrease in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year. The Connecticut Insurance Department Nov. 6 approved an average 14% rate decrease for workers’ compensation insurance. The rate was based on recommendations from the National Council on Compensation Insurance, which analyzes and recommends rates in more than 40 states. CBIA […]

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State Retirement Plan Mandate Delayed Indefinitely

Connecticut has officially delayed implementation of the state’s controversial retirement plan mandate. The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors voted last month to delay the Jan. 1, 2018 implementation date set by legislation that narrowly passed the General Assembly in 2016. State Labor Commissioner Scott Jackson, who chairs the CRSA board of directors, released a […]

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US Dept of Labor to Review Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Oct. 30 the agency’s plans to review regulations governing overtime eligibility thresholds. DOL issued a Request for Information in July regarding the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rule—published in May 2016—asking for public input on proposed changes. That comment period has ended and the DOL is reviewing those submissions. In […]

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Major FMLA Expansion Hidden in Budget

Dear Business Owners, Lawmakers are considering a budget that expands mandatory family medical leave for all private employers in Connecticut. FMLA will be expanded to include extended family members, including grandchildren, grandparents, and siblings, adding up to 16 weeks of leave each year. This proposal goes into effect October 1, giving you just two weeks to […]

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New Law Drops State Licensing Requirements For Some Jobs

Swimming pool assemblers and athletic agents are among the professionals who will no longer need to obtain state credentials to do their jobs, according to a bill signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy into law this week. Senate Bill 191, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2018, phases out occupational licenses for several jobs that don’t […]

Legislative News

A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 9 on two of the more controversial proposals to emerge from the Labor and Public Employees Committee this session. SB 13 and HB 6206 increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over each of the next five years, then mandate annual increases thereafter. HB 5591 effectively […]

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New State Laws Take Effect October 1

October 1, 2016 marks the effective date for a number of new or revised state laws impacting Connecticut businesses. Issues & Policies 09.16.16 Energy & Telecommunications Tree removal. Under PA16-86 (HB 5150), trees and shrubs on public lands that may interfere with power lines or transportation corridors will now have greater due process rights before […]

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Tonight: Public Hearing on State’s Minimum Wage

The Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board is holding a public hearing tonight–Wednesday, July 20–on their proposal to seek a higher state minimum wage in the 2017 legislative session.  As you know, the state’s minimum wage is already scheduled to increase to $10.10 in the coming year. Certain members of the board would prefer an even […]

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