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HCM Mid-Year Review

June 28, 2021 Alert

We are halfway through 2021 and although COVID-19 Legislation is still at the forefront of the legislative landscape, below are summaries of what to expect and prepare for beginning July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.

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We are halfway through 2021 and although COVID-19 Legislation is still at the forefront of the legislative landscape, there have been numerous new laws or requirements that will become effective the second half of this year. Below are summaries of what to expect and prepare for beginning July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. 

Virginia Paid Sick Leave for Home Health Workers 

  • Eligible employees must work at least 20 hours per week or 90 hours per month.
  • Employees must receive at least 1 hour for every of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. 
  • Employees may accrue and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave for eligible reasons per 12-month benefit period.
  • Effective July 1, 2021
  • Click here for more information. 
  • PEAK ID: PCTY-99206

Virginia Overtime Wage Act 

  • The Act requires employers to pay one and a half times the employee's regular rate for any hours in excess of 40 per workweek. 
  • The regular rate differs for Salaried and Hourly employees.
  • Effective July 1, 2021
  • Click here for more information. 
  • PEAK ID: PCTY-99663

New York City Amendments to the Fair Workweek Act 

  • New York City fast-food employers are prohibited from terminating employment or substantially reducing the hours of fast-food workers in the absence of the employees demonstrated failure to satisfactorily perform job duties or employee misconduct.  
  • Employers must provide employees with a written reason for termination.
  • Employees must be compensated for scheduling premium pay for shifts lost due to termination.
  • Effective July 4, 2021
  • Click here for more information. 
  • PEAK ID: PCTY-62733

PCORI Fee for Self-Insured Health Plans 

  • The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund fee is a fee on issuers of certain health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans that helps to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
  • PCORI fees are reported and paid annually using IRS Form 720 (Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return). These fees are due each year by July 31 of the year following the last day of the plan year. This means that, for plan years ending in 2020, the PCORI fees are due by July 31, 2021.
  • Due July 31, 2021.
  • Click here for more information. 
  • PEAK ID: PCTY-94470

Washington PFML Pandemic Assistance Grant 

  • Washington State Legislator passed a temporary amendment to its already in place PFML law. This amendment creates pandemic leave assistance grants to specific employees and employers. 
  • The effective date for employers to apply for these grants is August 1, 2021, with an expiration date of June 30, 2023. 
  • Click here for more information. 
  • PEAK ID: PCTY-101156

Connecticut Disclosure of Pay Range for Vacant Positions

  • Employers must provide an applicant wage ranges for the position an applicant is applying for by the earliest of:
    • The applicant’s request, or
    • Prior to or at the time, the applicant is made an offer of compensation
  • The range of wages is defined as the actual range of wages for those employees currently holding comparable positions or the employer's budgeted amount for the position.
  • Effective October 1, 2021
  • Click here for more information.
  • PEAK ID: PCTY-101205

For information from the 2020 Year-End Alert, please click here or see PCTY-95311. 

Thank you for choosing Paylocity as your Payroll Tax and HCM partner. 

This information is provided as a courtesy, may change, and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a Payroll Service Provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or Advisor. 

 

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