Coronavirus (COVID-19) and State Updates

November 24, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving – Why We Are Thankful

There really aren’t any words that will do justice to the year that’s been 2020. We are happy to get closer to the finish line and into a new year – we are cautiously optimistic that 2021 will be much better. We are thankful for what we were able to accomplish this year despite all the challenges we faced. We will be better for having faced adversity and we owe a debt of gratitude and an abundance of thanks to so many from a professional standpoint – our clients, our co-workers and all those who support us. Let’s not forgot those in our personal lives who sacrifice so much – doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, all those out there who have helped keep some semblance of normalcy through the past several months of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank you!

State Updates

California

If you have specific questions regarding the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, the Department of Industrial Relations has released some helpful FAQs.

Connecticut

Employer registration with the CT Paid Leave Authority (CTPLA) is now open. Go here to learn more about what is required. As a reminder, employee contributions (0.5% tax) begin January 1, 2021 and contributions are due to the CTPLA on a quarterly basis (first payment due April 30, 2021). Upcoming webinars that may be of interest:

December 2, 2020 at 12:30pm EST: How to Register Your Business/TPA for the CT Paid Leave Program

December 7, 2020 at 1:00pm EST: Understanding the CT Paid Leave Program

December 8, 2020 at 4:30pm EST: How to Register Your Business/TPA for the CT Paid Leave Program

December 10, 2020 at 11:45am EST: What You Need to Know About the CT Paid Family Leave Act

Washington

The maximum weekly benefit rate for the Paid Family and Medical Leave program is increasing in 2021. The rate remains at 90% with the benefit now capped at $1,206 per week. The mandatory poster has been updated to reflect the change. You can download the updated poster here. Employers must post where other employment-related notices are posted.

If you have any questions, please reach out to compliance_services@thelarkincompany.com.

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