August 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 tax credits including the latest updates related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The highlighted states and areas include Delaware, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Guam.

The topics covered in this issue are:


  • New Hampshire Enacts Voluntary Paid Leave Plan
  • Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Effective Date Delayed
  • Oregon Temporarily Expands Sick Leave Law
  • Duluth, Minnesota, Amends Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Enacts New Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance


  • Delaware to Increase Minimum Wage
  • Threshold for Nonresident Income Tax Withholding Established in Louisiana
  • Maine Increases Service Tip Minimum Amount Requirement
  • Maine Limits Employer Recovery of Employee Overpayments
  • North Carolina Enacts Changes to Wage and Hour Laws
  • Rhode Island Extends Teleworking Taxation Regulations Through September 15
  • Virginia Releases More Overtime Pay Law FAQs
  • September 1, 2021, Minimum Wage Increase Reminder

Tax Credits:

  • New York State Provides Relief for Restaurants With a Return-To-Work Tax Credit

Download the August edition here.