The provision, part of a set of “technical” revisions to various Department of Labor matters, is long overdue.
Several employers had moved to a bi-weekly payroll scheme without realizing that they needed approval from the CTDOL beforehand. That approval won’t be required anymore (assuming this bill is approved by the governor).
I’ve previously discussed the requirement so now employers who have been wary about seeking such approval, can just move ahead on their own.
Senate Bill 220 also makes lots of technical changes to the unemployment compensation scheme and even to drug testing (getting rid of the suggesting that the DOL develop some regulations in this area). These probably won’t be of interest to most employers, but it’s worth a look through the bill summary to see if something else touches on your industry.
The measure will become effective when the Governor signs the overall bill. (Other provisions in the bill go into effect October 1, 2016.)