The Progressive Caucus of the state Legislature unveiled its alternative budget proposal today, downplaying the Governor’s proposed “sin taxes” and sales tax increases on household goods and services and instead pushing for a higher marginal income tax on high earners and a tax on capital […]
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.