OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 80

AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PAYMENTS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires all employers with 100 or more employees who pay unemployment compensation taxes, or make payments in lieu of taxes, to make the payments electronically. A 2008 Law required employers with 250 or more employees to pay electronically.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2010

BACKGROUND

Nonprofits and Municipalities

By law, some employers, such as nonprofits and municipalities, are given the option of paying unemployment taxes or reimbursing the unemployment compensation fund through payments in lieu of taxes to cover the amount of benefits paid to former employees.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

11

Nay

0

(02/26/2009)