May 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 include Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Washington, California, and Massachusetts.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Colorado Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Paid Leave Guidance
  • Employee Sick Leave Act Expanded in Illinois
  • Nevada Labor Commissioner Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Guidance
  • Pennsylvania Enacts Living Donor Protection Act
  • Virginia Requires Paid Sick Leave for Certain Home Health Workers


  • Indiana Requires Payroll Service Providers Registration
  • New Hampshire Enacts Law Allowing Wage & Hour Records to Be Kept Electronically
  • New Mexico Amends Garnishment Law
  • Teleworking Taxation Regulations Extended Again in Rhode Island
  • Virginia Increases Minimum Wage Effective May 1, 2021
  • Washington State Enacts New Payroll Tax
  • Minimum Wage to Increase in Berkeley, California

Time & Labor:

  • Right to Recall Law Enacted in California
  • Massachusetts Updates COVID-19 Employee Rights & Employer Obligations Information
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Ordinance Effective in Chicago, Illinois

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