Seattle Commuter Ordinance 2020

The City of Seattle recently passed a Commuter Benefits Ordinance that takes effect in 2020.  The ordinance is similar to other commuter benefits ordinances that we have seen in the Bay Area, New York City, and Washington D.C. Employers Subject to the Seattle Commuter Benefits Ordinance:  20+ Employees Effective January 1, 2020, the Seattle Commuter […]

Oregon Passes Generous Paid Family and Medical Leave Act to Provide 12 Weeks Paid Leave Effective January 1, 2023

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed into law HB 2005, known as the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI), to approve paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2023.  With the enactment of FAMLI, Oregon becomes the eighth state with a paid family and medical leave program. New Law Provides Paid Leave Beginning […]

Annual PCORI Fee Deadline Coming July 31st

PCORI – An ACA Fee That is Nearing the End If you have a calendar year self-insured medical plan, 2019 will be the last year that you will need to pay PCORI fees.  Non-calendar year plans with plan years ending between January and September 2019 will have one more payment due in 2020. The fee […]

Massachusetts Delays Payroll Tax and Notification Requirement

Massachusetts has announced a three-month delay to the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law tax.  Payroll contributions are now scheduled to begin October 1, 2019. What is Staying the Same Beginning January 1, 2021, employees who meet certain financial requirements (have earned at least $4,700 during the last four completed calendar quarters, […]

Current New Jersey Leave Laws

Current New Jersey Family Leave Act Employers with 50 or more employees anywhere worldwide must provide unpaid family and medical leave to employees who have been employed for 12 months and have worked at least 1,000 hours for the covered employer during the previous 12 months.  This is a job protected and benefits protected leave […]

New Jersey Adopts Individual Health Insurance Mandate

New Jersey Adopts Individual Health Insurance Mandate New Jersey is following in the footsteps of Massachusetts and is requiring all residents to maintain minimal essential health insurance beginning January 1, 2019, unless the individual qualifies for an exemption.  Failure to have health coverage or qualify for an exemption may result in the assessment of a […]