May State and Local Updates - Second Edition

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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 second edition of May updates, 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 Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, California, Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, and Nebraska.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Colorado Expands Coverage and Amount of Leave Provided under HELP
  • Maryland Amends Definition of Family Member Under Healthy Working Families Act
  • New Jersey Amends Earned Sick Leave Rules
  • California's Los Angeles County Requires Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
  • Chicago, Illinois, Amends Paid Sick Leave Definitions
  • New York City Streamlines Process to Apply for New York State Emergency Paid Sick Leave
  • Oakland, California, Approves Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • St. Paul, Minnesota, Clarifies Use of Paid Sick Leave During COVID-19


  • Wage Deduction Guidance During Pandemic Issued by More Jurisdictions
  • Alabama Provides Teleworking Guidance
  • Georgia Provides Nexus Withholding Tax Information for Teleworking Employees
  • Maine Extends Tax Relief for Nonresident COVID-19 Disaster Workers
  • Maryland Provides Withholding Guidance for Employees Temporarily Teleworking
  • Garnishments Suspended in Michigan Regarding Delinquent Student Loans Due to COVID-19
  • Nebraska Addresses Temporary Teleworking Taxation
  • State of New York Amends Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Minimum Wage Increase Delayed in San Carlos, California
  • Guidance on Philadelphia Wage Tax on Nonresident Employees Revised

Time & Labor:

  • Effective Date of Expanded New Jersey Employer Mass Layoff Notice Requirements Delayed Due to COVID-19
  • New Jersey Provides Employee Protections From Termination
  • State of New York Requires Employers to Provide Unemployment Information to Employees
  • Worker Retention and Right-of-Recall Ordinances Enacted in Los Angeles, California

Download the second edition of the May issue here.