Short post today: If you haven’t paid attention yet to the new state Paid Leave law, you’re out of time.
Here are three things to do right now:
- Register with the State Authority here. This is essential; all employers need to do this (presumably by January 1 for reasons I’ll explain next.)
- Figure out if you’re going to use the state Paid Leave plan or a private plan.
- Contact your payroll provider and, effective January 1, 2021, start withholding 1/2 of 1 percent of each employee paycheck for employee contributions. These collections are due no later than March 31, 2021 to the Paid Leave Authority. More details here.
If you have any questions, be sure to look at the state FAQ for a headstart, and contact your employment law counsel for guidance.
Of all the things to do before year end, this should be a top priority this week.