July 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 California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Connecticut Enacts Law Providing Employees With Unpaid Time Off to Vote
  • Louisiana to Require Pregnancy Accommodations
  • Maine Expands State FMLA to Allow Leave to Care for Serious Health Conditions of Grandchildren
  • Maryland Paid Leave Expanded to Include Bereavement
  • Minnesota Changes Lactation and Pregnancy Accommodations Law
  • Oregon Family Leave Act Expanded
  • Texas Enacts Paid Quarantine Leave
  • Proposed Rules on Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Released
  • Chicago, Illinois, Amends Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • City of Los Angeles, California, Revises and Issues New Orders for Paid Sick Leave Related to COVID-19


  • California Supreme Court Case: Calculation of Meal, Rest and Recovery Break Premiums
  • Supreme Court of Colorado Rules Policies Requiring Forfeiture of Earned Vacation Unlawful
  • Indiana Announces Telework Provision to Expire June 30, 2021
  • Louisiana Legislation Exempts Mobile Workers From Income Tax Withholding
  • Charging of Direct Deposit Fees Disallowed in Maine
  • Maine Telework Tax Relief Extended Through 2021
  • Massachusetts COVID-19 Telecommuting Rules Expire September 13, 2021
  • Nevada Enacts Law Addressing Lump Sum Payments That May Be Subject to Child Support
  • Pennsylvania Telework Guidance for COVID-19 Ends June 30, 2021
  • Guidance for Remote Workers Updated for Vermont
  • Virginia Releases New Overtime Pay Law FAQs
  • August 1, 2021, Minimum Wage Increases Reminder

Time & Labor:

  • Mini-WARN Act Established in Nevada
  • Oregon Employers Are Prohibited From Requiring a Driver's License for Form I-9 Purposes
  • Fast-Food Workers in New York City Impacted by New Laws

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