Detailed Look at State, Local and Federal 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, local, and federal level. In this edition, we're covering regulatory and legislative updates in benefits, leave, payroll, and time and labor, including the latest updates related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The highlighted states and areas include California, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington. It also includes information on DOL adjusted penalty amounts and IRS publication releases.

Topics Covered In This Issue

State Leave

  • California Requires COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Again
  • District of Columbia Extends Vaccination-Leave Requirement, DCFMLA Changes
  • State of New York Issues Final Rule on Sick Leave Requirements

State Payroll

  • California Releases Further Guidance on Pay of Garment Workers
  • State of Washington Cares Act Officially Delayed
  • Increase to Santa Fe County, New Mexico, Minimum Wage Announced
  • City of Los Angeles Announces Increase to Minimum Wage
  • City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Announces Increase to Minimum Wage

State Time & Labor

  • New Deadline Set for California Pay-Data Reporting in 2022
  • Medical Marijuana May Be a Reasonable Accommodation in New Hampshire
  • New Jersey Limits Employer Vehicle Tracking
  • NY State and City Add Protections for Domestic Workers
  • New York City Enacts Salary Transparency Law
  • NYC Limits Use of Automated Tools in Employment Decisions

Federal Benefits

  • DOL Issues 2022 Adjusted Penalty Amounts
  • IRS Releases 2022 Version of Publication 15-A
  • 2022 IRS Publication 15-B Released
  • 2021 Version of Publication 502 Released by IRS
  • IRS Releases 2021 Version of Publication 503
  • Additional Guidance on Coverage of Home COVID-19 Tests

Federal Time & Labor

  • OSHA Withdraws ETS Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

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