Here’s a quick checklist for three new compliance requirements for 2019:

  • 1/1/2019: MA minimum wage increase from $11/hour to $12/hour
  • 7/1/2019: MA Family and Medical Leave, mandatory contributions begin, and employers must start complying with the posting and notice requirements (Note: Paid leave benefits do not start until 1/1/2021)
  • 11/30/2019: Annual filing of Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) due (Note: The first filing was due 11/30/2018. For information about HIRD, click here.)

Be sure to also check out our updated [email protected] Job Aid, MA and Federal Posting Requirements by Company Size. Massachusetts revised its Wage and Hour poster to incorporate the new minimum wage increases for 2019 and beyond. The Job Aid lists the posting requirements, size of employer, and websites at which you can download the posters for free. We also have the posters available on our website.

Be sure to check out our updated HR @ Work Job Aid, Compensation and Benefits by the Numbers -2019 Changes. The job aid is a one-page reference tool that lists and compares all the limits, thresholds, and other compensation and benefits requirements for 2019 and 2018, including Massachusetts and federal minimum wage requirements, Social Security and Medicare tax rates, Health Savings Accounts, high deductible plans, Affordable Care Act, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, adoption assistance programs, and retirement plans.