Tag Archives: State Legislative Update

Colorado: Respiratory Illnesses are Covered Under the Healthy Families and Workplace Act

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of jurisdictions enacted sick leave laws specifically designed for absences due to COVID-19, but some states enacted permanent changes to their leave laws that apply during a “public health emergency,” which can apply both to COVID-19 as well as other public health emergencies. Due to high […]

Colorado’s SecureSaving Retirement Program Registration Deadlines

In early 2023, the Colorado SecureSavings Retirement Program (the Program) rolls out in three phases, based on employer size. Employers covered by the Program are required to facilitate through payroll deductions optional employee contributions to individual retirement accounts (IRAs) run by the state. Covered employers are required to either offer employees a private IRA plan or register […]

Illinois: Compliance with Timeline for Retention and Destruction of Biometric Data

A recent Illinois court case (Mora v. J&M Plating, Inc., No. 2-21-0692, 2022 IL App (2d) 210692 (Ill. App. Ct. 2d Dist. Nov. 30, 2022), establishes a timeline for when entities must publish written data retention and destruction policies and affirmed that retroactive adoption of retention and destruction schedules violates Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act […]

Massachusetts Releases New PFML Notices for Employers

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) recently published a new workplace poster, notifications, and new rate sheets for all employers in the state for 2023 regarding the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. All Massachusetts employers (including employers with private or self-insured benefits plans) are required to distribute certain information to their employees […]

Nevada Minimum Wage Increase

By July 1, 2024, the Nevada minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour for all employees, regardless of whether their employer provides benefits. Additionally, the state will no longer perform annual inflation adjustments to the minimum wage and the legislature can pass laws that create a higher minimum wage than that established by the amendment. […]

New Jersey Amends Unemployment Insurance Notice Requirement

Effective July 31, 2023, New Jersey law has been amended to require when an employer provides the required benefit instructions notice (Form BC-10) to a separated employee disclosing the date on which unemployment begins, the employer must immediately and simultaneously provide that disclosed notice via electronic submission to the Division of Unemployment (Division) together with specific information required by the […]

New York Amends Nursing Protections Law

On December 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to the NY State Labor Law (S4844B) that expands workplace protections for nursing employees, effective June 7, 2023. The new law expands on already existing requirements under the Labor Law Section 206-c. The purpose of this bill is to require all employers in New York provide the same […]

Revised New York State and Yonkers Withholding Tax Tables

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance has revised wage bracket tables and calculation method publications to reflect legislative income tax rate changes for payrolls made on or after January 1, 2023. For the New York State, wage bracket tables and exact calculation methods, employers may visit Publication NYS-50-T-NYS (1/23), New York State Withholding Tax Tables […]

Update: New York Statewide Wage Disclosure Signed by the Governor

As an update to our prior post, on December 21, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.9427-A / A.10477) into law, establishing a statewide pay transparency law in New York State, requiring employers to list salary ranges for all advertised jobs and promotions. The law is effective on September 17, 2023. The legislation establishes a pay transparency law in […]

Oregon: RSV Emergency Declaration Triggers Additional Protections Under Oregon’s Family Leave Act

Under Oregon’s Family Leave Act (OFLA) a “public health emergency” requires a proclamation by the governor to protect public health. Oregon’s governor declared a public health emergency on November 14, 2022, due to “a rapid increase in pediatric infections and hospitalizations from respiratory viruses including RSV” in the state. The declaration will remain in effect through March 6, […]