March 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, Illinois, New York, Oregon, Texas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Virginia, Maine, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Guam.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • California Adopts New COVID-19 Prevention Requirements Including Paid Leave
  • California State COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Returns
  • Illinois Provides Guidance About COVID-19 Vaccine Leave
  • New York State Enacts COVID-19 Vaccine Paid Leave
  • Oregon Releases More Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave
  • Texas Appeals Court Rules Texas Minimum Wage Law Preempts San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance


  • Connecticut Enacts Telecommuting Legislation
  • Guam Delays Increase to Minimum Wage
  • Massachusetts Releases Directive Regarding Taxation of Telecommuters
  • Michigan Provides Continued Hazard Pay to Direct-Care Workers
  • Montana Not Accepting Truncated/Masked Social Security Numbers on Tax Forms
  • Virginia Modifies Wage Garnishment Rules
  • Numerous California Locales Enact Hazard Pay Ordinances
  • Portland, Maine, to Increase Minimum Wage
  • Rockland, Maine, Establishes Minimum Wage
  • San Francisco, California, Announces Increase to Minimum Wage
  • Seattle, Washington, Hazard Pay Ordinance Includes Wage Statement Requirements

Time & Labor:

  • California Pay Data Reporting Due by March 31, 2021
  • California Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot Round Meal-Period Time Punches
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Predictability Pay Ordinance Enforcement Date Announced

Download the March edition here.