Tag Archives: State Legislative Update

Update on the District of Columbia’s Pay Transparency Law

As we previously reported, the District of Columbia (DC) had proposed a pay transparency law (B25-0194) which was signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 12, 2024, making the legislation final and set to take effect on June 30, 2024. The law amends the existing Wage Transparency Act of 2014 and requires DC employers with at least one […]

Illinois Paid Leave Act Notice is Now Available

As we previously reported, in early 2023, Illinois passed the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act (“PLAWA”), which took effect on January 1, 2024. Under the law, all Illinois employers (except for certain school and park districts and employers covered by preexisting municipal or county ordinances that require paid leave) will be required to provide up to 40 […]

Minnesota Adopts Federal OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

Minnesota operates an OSHA-approved State Plan covering most private sector workers and all state and local government workers. State Plans are monitored by OSHA and may develop their own safety and health standards, as long as they are at least as effective as federal OSHA standards. Effective December 18, 2023, Minnesota OSHA has adopted two key […]

New Jersey Enacts Domestic Workers Employment Rights

Effective July 1, 2024, the New Jersey Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act (NJ SB 723) establishes extensive rights and protections for domestic workers by:   The state is expected to develop a model written agreement, including notice of rights and recordkeeping templates.  Next Steps  Employers who employ domestic workers should review their current practices to determine […]

Reminder: New York Extends Statute of Limitations for Discrimination Claims

As we previously reported, effective February 15, 2024, the statute of limitations for discrimination claims in New York is extended from one year to three years. This means employees will have more time to file lawsuits against their employers for alleged discrimination.  What does this mean for employers?  Key provisions of the new law are that it:  […]

Retail Employers in New York May Be Required to Develop and Implement Workplace Violence Prevention Plans

Retail employers in New York may experience significant changes to how they handle workplace violence prevention under Senate Bill S8358 (the bill). The bill was recently introduced in the New York State Senate and currently has the governor’s support. If passed, the bill would require comprehensive written workplace violence plans and hazard assessments for all retail businesses […]

Oregon Adopts Federal OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

Oregon operates an OSHA-approved State Plan covering most private-sector workers and all state and local government workers. OSHA monitors state plans, but state plans may develop their own safety and health standards, as long as they are at least as effective as federal OSHA standards. Effective January 1, 2024, Oregon OSHA has adopted two key federal […]

Texas Ban on Private Sector COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Has Taken Effect

Effective on February 6, 2024, Senate Bill 7 prohibits private employers in Texas from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment.  The law applies to all private employers, contractors, and job applicants in the state. Under the law, employers cannot:  However, it is important to highlight that healthcare facilities are granted an exception, allowing them […]

Texas Workplace Violence Notice is Now Available

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has released its required “Reporting Workplace Violence” notice. As we previously reported, in October 2023, Texas employers are required to post a notice to employees providing contact information for reporting instances of workplace violence or suspicious activity to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The notice must be posted in English […]

Virginia Employers: Deadline Approaching for RetirePath Registration!

Virginia’s state-facilitated retirement savings plan provides a convenient and affordable way for employees to save for their future, and covered organizations must register for the program by February 15, 2024. The program is mandatory for Virginia employers with 25 or more employees who have been operating for two or more years and who do not offer a qualified […]