Here are several important paid family and medical leave updates that impact household employers for 2023.
A Massachusetts court ruled for an employee who was terminated for cause and was seeking treble damages for the untimely payment of her final wages under the state’s wage act. This decision should alert household employers in the state to the importance of paying all earned wages – including unused vacation and PTO – on the day of termination.
A household employer in Massachusetts has been ordered to pay nearly $27,000 for violating the state’s wage and hour, overtime, and domestic worker protection laws.
The start of the new year has seen changes to a few state paid sick leave programs. Household employers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York should review these updates to ensure compliance with labor laws.
As 2020 winds down, let’s look ahead to the new year. With ever-changing tax, wage, and labor laws and a new administration, here are 6 things to pay attention to for household employment in 2021.