October 2023: 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 various payroll and reporting issues at the state, local, and federal levels. This edition covers regulatory and legislative updates in benefits, leave, payroll, and time and labor.

The highlighted states include California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Oregon.

It also provides the latest minimum wage announcements, EEO-1 reporting timing, and information on the IRS halting the processing of new Employee Retention Credit claims.

Topics Covered In This Issue


  • California Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirement
  • California to Increase Fast Food Worker Minimum Wage
  • Connecticut Expands Paid Sick Leave Law
  • Illinois Provides Guidance on New Paid Leave Law
  • Maine Announces Minimum Wage Thresholds for 2024
  • New Hampshire Adds Lactation Accommodations
  • New Jersey Adds Protections for Service Employees
  • State of New York Increases Earnings Threshold for Certain Employee Pay Provisions
  • State of New York Adds Electronic Personal Account Protections
  • State of New York Announces 2024 Paid Family Leave Employee Contribution Limits
  • State of New York Limits Employer Rights to Employee Inventions
  • State of New York Adds Gender Identity and Expression Protections for Interns
  • State of New York Expands Unemployment Benefits Notice Requirements
  • State of New York Prohibits Mandatory Religious or Political Meetings
  • State of New York Strengthens Wage Theft Penalties
  • Oregon Extends Protections to Registered Apprentices and On-the-Job Training Workers


  • Columbus, Ohio Prohibits Salary History Inquiries
  • New York City Amends Safe and Sick Time Rules

Minimum Wage

  • Minimum Wage Announcements 9/16/23 – 10/15/23


  • EEO-1 Reporting to Open October 31 for Covered Employers
  • IRS Halts Processing of New Employee Retention Credit Claims

Download the October edition PDF.