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Payroll Connecticut, Unique Aspects of Connecticut Payroll Law and Practice
The Connecticut State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a no penalty for a late report in Connecticut.
The Connecticut new hire reporting agency can be reached at 860-263-6310 or on the web at www.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/newhire.htm
Connecticut does not allow compulsory direct deposit
Connecticut requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
In Connecticut the statutory requirement concerning pay frequency is weekly, however, pay frequency can be as long as monthly if the Connecticut Labor Commissioner agrees. The lag time between when the services are performed and when the employee must be paid cannot exceed 8 days.
Connecticut payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay by the next business day however if the employee is suspended during a labor dispute or laid over the employer has until the next regular payday.
Voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay by the next regular payday.
Deceased employee's wages up to ,000.00 need to be paid to the surviving spouse or next of kin; or to the funeral director or physician if they have a preferred claim. The wages are paid upon application from the surviving spouse or next of kin; or upon affidavit of debt due from the funeral director or physician.
Escheat laws in Connecticut require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after three years.
The employer is further required in Connecticut to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 10 years.
There is a provision in Connecticut law that tip credits of up to .02 per hour against State minimum wages.
In Connecticut the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are: a 30-minute meal period during a 7 and one half-hour shift. Taking place after the first two hours and before the last two hours of the shift.
There is no provision in Connecticut law concerning record retention of wage and hour mandates a retention period of not less than three years.
The Connecticut agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Department of Social Services
Child Support Enforcement Program
Hartford, CT 06105-5033
Connecticut has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,