January 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, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Reminder - Connecticut's Expanded FMLA Took Effect January 1
  • Colorado Paid Sick Leave Law Now Applies to Small Employers
  • Allegheny County, PA Announces Paid Sick Leave Effective Date
  • New York City Requires COVID-19 Child Vaccination Leave
  • New York City Enacts Employee Vaccination Requirements


  • California Releases 2022 Publication DE 44
  • State of Washington Delays Collection of Long-Term Care Payroll Tax
  • Howard County, MD Enacts Local Minimum Wage
  • Portland, ME Hazard Pay Regulations Expired After January 13, 2022

Time & Labor:

  • California Amends COVID-19 Prevention Rules Again
  • Minnesota OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Vaccination and Testing Rule
  • Oregon Amends Final Rule on COVID-19 Workplace Risks
  • Rhode Island Enacts COVID-19 Emergency Enforcement Rules
  • Tennessee Enacts Emergency COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance
  • Boston Adopts Vaccination Mandate for Certain Employers
  • Chicago Adopts Vaccination Mandate for Certain Employers
  • Los Angeles County Requires Employers to Provide Masks to Employees
  • California Extends Mask Requirement

Download the January edition here.