February State and Local Legislative Updates

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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 this edition, 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 California, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Washington, and Puerto Rico.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Los Angeles County, California, Extends and Expands Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
  • City of Los Angeles, California, Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Public Order Modified
  • Oakland, California, Extends Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • San Francisco, California, Again Extends Emergency Leave Ordinance
  • City of Sacramento, California, Extends Supplemental Emergency Paid Sick Leave
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Extended by San Mateo County, California
  • Santa Rosa, California, Amends and Extends Emergency Paid Sick Leave
  • Sonoma County, California, Extends and Expands Emergency Paid Sick Leave


  • Colorado Extends Revised Garnishment Rules Due to COVID-19
  • Kansas Governor Issues Telework Taxation Order
  • Maine Announces Extension of Resident Telework Tax Relief
  • Montana Releases Guidance for Remote Workers
  • Puerto Rico Announces Pension/Retirement Plan Contributions Limits for 2021
  • Rhode Island Teleworking Regulations Extended Once Again
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, Revises 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Long Beach, California, Requires Additional Pay for Certain Grocery Store Workers
  • Oakland, California, Requires Large Grocery Stores to Pay Additional $5.00 Per Hour
  • Increase to Santa Fe County, New Mexico, Minimum Wage Announced
  • City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Announces Increase to Minimum Wage for 2021
  • Seattle, Washington, Enacts Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers

Time & Labor:

  • California Issues User Guide on Its New Pay Data Reporting Requirement
  • Sacramento County, California, Extends Worker Protection Ordinance

Download the February edition here.