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, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. It also includes information on federal student loan relief and 1-9 documents.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Colorado Provides New Employee Withholding Certificate
  • District of Columbia to Expand Paid Family Leave Program
  • Maine Requires Payout of Unused Paid Vacation Effective January 1, 2023
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Triple Pay for Late Final Wage Payment
  • Nebraska Requires Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
  • State of New York Adds Protections Against Sexual Harassment and Retaliation
  • New York Ends Designation of COVID-19 Under the HERO Act
  • Ohio Exempts Overtime Requirements for Travel To and From Worksites
  • Oregon Issues Final Rule on Sick Leave for Public Health Emergencies
  • Oregon Temporarily Amends Equal Pay Act
  • Tennessee Amends COVID-19 Vaccination Exemptions
  • Utah Expands Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
  • Utah Enacts Hiring Legislation
  • Virginia Overtime Wage Act Provisions Replaced with FLSA Overtime Requirements
  • Virginia Clarifies Maximum Employer Fee for Child Support Orders
  • Virginia Replaces Emergency Temporary Standard with New Guidance
  • State of Washington Enacts Salary Transparency Requirements
  • Washington Requires Employers to Reimburse Insufficient Funds Fees
  • West Virginia Enacts Payroll Card Legislation


  • Alameda, California, Minimum Wage to Increase on July 1, 2022
  • City of Emeryville Minimum Wage to Increase
  • New York City Clarifies Pay Transparency Law
  • City of Pasadena Minimum Wage to Increase
  • Philadelphia Requires PHEL Sick Leave Again


  • Student Loan Relief Extended Through August 31, 2022
  • Temporary Policy on Expired I-9 Documents Will End Soon

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