State and Local Updates Jun 2019

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Timely, topical insights on a variety of payroll and reporting issues.

Check out our monthly Eye on Washington series that focuses on timely, topical insights on a variety of payroll and reporting issues at the state and local level. In our June issue, we're covering regulatory and legislative updates in leave and payroll. The highlighted states include Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, Connecticut, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Illinois and California.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Colorado Enacts Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
  • Maine Enacts Earned Paid Leave Bill
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Delayed by Massachusetts ― Contribution Rate Changed
  • Texas House Fails to Pass Measure to Prohibit Local Paid Sick Leave Laws
  • Paid Leave Required for Victims of Domestic Violence in Westchester County, New York


  • Colorado Amends Wage Garnishment Law
  • Colorado Law Blocking Locals From Implementing Minimum Wages Repealed
  • Connecticut Minimum Wage to Increase
  • Georgia Amends Wage Payment by Payroll Card Provisions
  • Minnesota Enacts Wage Theft Act
  • Nevada Establishes Health-Care Coverage Level for Minimum Wage Purposes
  • Oregon To Require Flat Tax Where Employee Fails to Submit OR-W-4
  • Wages Exempt From Garnishment Increased in Oregon
  • Texas Enacts Law Allowing Employers to Pay Wages Via Payroll Card
  • Washington State Enacts Payroll Tax for New Long-Term Care Program
  • Garnishment Exempt Amounts for Consumer Debt Increased in Washington State
  • Cook County, Illinois, Minimum Wage to Increase
  • Minimum Wage Increased in Emeryville, California
  • Chicago, Illinois, Announces Minimum Wage Increase
  • July 1, 2019 Minimum Wage Increase Reminder

Download the June Issue here.