State and Local Updates April 2020

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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 April issue, we're covering regulatory and legislative updates in leave, payroll, and time and labor, including the latest updates related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The highlighted states and areas include Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Minnesota, Washington, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Topics Covered In This Issue

State Leave:

  • Arizona Issues Guidance on State Paid Sick Leave Law and COVID-19
  • Executive Order Provides California Food Sector Employees With Paid Sick Leave
  • Colorado COVID-19 HELP Rule Modified
  • Connecticut Issues COVID-19 Guidance
  • District of Columbia Expands DCFMLA Due to COVID-19
  • Executive Order Expands Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act
  • New Jersey Enacts Expansion of Leave and Disability Law Benefits Due to Epidemics
  • New York State Enacts Emergency Paid Sick Leave
  • New York State 2021 Budget Provides for Permanent Paid Sick Leave
  • Voting Leave Law Amended Again in New York
  • Oregon Expands OFLA Due to COVID-19
  • Puerto Rico Enacts Law Creating Special Paid Leave for Nonexempt Employees in the Private Sector

City Leave:

  • City of Los Angeles, California, Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Modified by Mayor
  • Dallas, Texas, Paid Sick Leave Law Enforcement Blocked
  • Employers May Not Require Doctor's Note for San Francisco, California, Paid Sick Leave Taken for COVID-19
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, Updates FAQs on Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19
  • New York City Provides Guidance on Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law and COVID-19
  • San Jose, California, Approves Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy
  • Seattle, Washington, Amends Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Due to Coronavirus
  • Seattle, Washington, Employers Prohibited From Requiring Doctor's Note for the Use of Sick Time

State Payroll:

  • Indiana DOR Provides Guidance on Teleworking Due to COVID-19
  • Mississippi Provides Guidance on Tax Withholding on Employees Temporarily Working From Home
  • New Jersey Provides Guidance on Telecommuting Due to Coronavirus
  • Ohio Releases Tax Guidance on Employees Temporarily Working From Home
  • Oregon Releases COVID-19 Child Support Guidance

City Payroll:

  • Emeryville, California, Minimum Wage Increase
  • Hayward, California, Delays Increase to Minimum Wage
  • Nonresident Employees Exempt From City Income Tax While Teleworking in Michigan
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Issues Wage Tax Policy Guidance for Nonresident Employees

Time and Labor:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Postpones Enforcement of Predictive Scheduling Law During COVID-19 Emergency
  • Seattle, Washington, Provides Guidance Regarding Secure Scheduling Ordinance Requirements During COVID-19

Download the April issue here.