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Legislative Update: Bi-weekly Payroll Periods (Without CTDOL Approval) are Here!

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

It’s been a long-time coming but the General Assembly finally approved of a measure that would allow employers to pay employees on a bi-weekly basis without receiving prior CTDOL approval. 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… Continue Reading

Legislative Update: Payroll Cards Finally Approved in Connecticut

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

Payroll cards are finally here. The General Assembly finished their regular session last night with several employment law bills getting passed, including some that have been kicking around for years. One of them is Senate Bill 211, which authorizes employers to use payroll cards — instead of checks or direct deposit — to pay their employees…. Continue Reading

Employer Deductions Allowed in Connecticut, With Conditions

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

In a post last week, I pointed out that New York amended its laws to allow for some deductions by employers from an employee wages.  I joked that Connecticut could do the same as some of Connecticut’s rules are a bit dated themselves.   A nice note from a Connecticut Department of Labor official suggested that I… Continue Reading

Legislative Update: Labor Committee Considers Bills on Use of Payroll Cards, Notification of Benefits; Hearing Set for February 24th

Posted in Legislative Developments

The Connecticut General Assembly is in full swing which means the Labor & Public Employee committee is in hearing mode. Several bills have already gotten a hearing, and several more are scheduled for a hearing on February 24th.  No bills have yet been voted out of the committee.   You can track all the bills… Continue Reading

The Basics: Weekly Payment of Wages

Posted in Wage & Hour

Finishing up the summer series of some of the basics of Connecticut employment law, I turn back to a wage & hour topic that comes up much more than you might think. Connecticut’s wage payment laws (including Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-71b) are quite clear: Employees must be paid wages on a weekly basis.  In addition, the… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Conn. Supreme Court Rules That Bonuses Based on Subjective Factors Are Not Wages

Posted in Wage & Hour

Remember a Connecticut appellate decision a few weeks ago that suggested that a bonus allegedly promised to an associate could be "wages" under Connecticut’s wage statutes? Indeed, a fellow Connecticut blogger suggested that 2008 was shaping to be a banner year for employees. Well, not so fast. A new Connecticut Supreme Court decision today (and… Continue Reading