October 2022: 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 Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, and Washington D.C. It also includes upcoming wage increases, information on the 2023 Social Security wage base, the Appeals Court ruling on Gender Dysphoria protected under ADA, and the DOL proposed new independent contractor test.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • Alaska Eliminates Minimum Wage Exception for Workers with Disabilities
  • California Expands CalSavers/Retirement Plan Requirement to All Employers
  • California Extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requirement
  • California Amends Pay Transparency and Pay Data Reporting Rules
  • California Expands Paid Sick Leave and CFRA Leave
  • California Modifies Garnishment Maximum Withholding Amount
  • California to Require Bereavement Leave
  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Connecticut Expands Anti-Discrimination Law
  • District of Columbia Expands Paid Family Leave Program
  • Delaware Prohibits Employers from Seeking Age-Related Info
  • Florida Releases Minimum Wage Poster
  • Massachusetts PFML Rate for 2023 Released
  • New Jersey Releases New Workplace Impairment Guidance
  • Reminder: New York "Manual Workers" Must Be Paid Weekly
  • Oregon Adds Rules to New Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
  • Employees in Puerto Rico Entitled to Special Leave for Monkeypox
  • Washington 2023 Minimum Wage Rate and Overtime Salary Threshold Announced

Upcoming Minimum Wage Increases

  • Minimum Wage Announcements - As of October 17, 2022


  • Social Security Wage Base for 2023 Announced
  • Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase Announced
  • Appeals Court Rules Gender Dysphoria Protected Under ADA
  • IRS Final Regulations Address the Affordable Care Act "Family Glitch"
  • DOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Test

Download the October edition here.