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Employment Law Update: State and Local Changes Coming into Effect

Employment Law Update: State and Local Changes Coming into Effect

Introduction:
As employers strive to stay compliant with employment laws, it’s crucial to stay informed about the ever-evolving legal landscape. In this blog, we provide a comprehensive guide to the upcoming state and local employment law updates. Please note that this information is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. For a deeper understanding of these legal changes and their implications for your business, we recommend consulting with legal professionals.

Employment Law Update: State and Local Changes Coming into Effect

July Employment Law Updates:

Arkansas:

  • Repeals Work Permit Requirement for Individuals Under 16 (Effective July 31, 2023)
  • Prohibits Discrimination Based on Natural, Cultural, or Protective Hairstyles (Effective July 31, 2023)

California:

  • Los Angeles Freelance Worker Protections Ordinance takes effect, expanding protection for freelancers (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Various cities, including Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Malibu, Milpitas, Pasadena, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood, will see increases in minimum wage (Effective July 1, 2023)

Colorado:

  • Colorado Privacy Act Requires Protection of Consumer Data (Effective July 1, 2023)

Connecticut:

  • Connecticut Privacy Act Requires Protection of Consumer Data (Effective July 1, 2023)

District of Columbia:

  • Minimum Wage Increases to $17.00 (Effective July 1, 2023)

Florida:

  • Allows Permit-less Concealed Carry of Weapons (Effective July 1, 2023)

Idaho:

  • Permits Employees who Voluntarily Resign Because of Domestic Violence or Relocation of Military Spouse to Collect Unemployment (Effective July 1, 2023)

Illinois:

  • Chicago Minimum Wage is Adjusted for Inflation for Employers with 21 or More Employees (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Cook County Minimum Wage Increased in Proportion to Increase in Consumer Price Index (Effective July 1, 2023)

Kentucky:

  • Increases Minimum Unemployment Benefit Duration from 12 to 16 weeks (Effective July 1, 2023)

Maryland:

  • Legalizes Recreational Marijuana (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Montgomery County will see minimum wage increases for different employer sizes (Effective July 1, 2023)

Minnesota:

  • Bloomington implements Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law for employers with five or more employees (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul will have minimum wage increases based on employer size (Effective July 1, 2023)

Nevada:

  • Minimum Wage Increases to $11.25 (Effective July 1, 2023)

New York:

  • New York City increases Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax Top Rate (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • New Jersey imposes mandatory reporting requirements on employers upon termination of employees (Effective July 31, 2023)

Oregon:

  • Repeals Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Minimum Wage Increases to $14.20 ($13.20 for Rural Counties) (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Portland Minimum Wage Increases to $15.45 (Effective July 1, 2023)

South Dakota:

  • Allows Electronic Delivery of Health Insurance Documents and Notices (Effective July 1, 2023)

Utah:

  • Enables Employers to Obtain Workplace Violence Protective Orders (Effective July 1, 2023)

Virginia:

  • Expands Restrictions on Nondisclosure and Non-Disparagement Agreements Regarding Claims of Sexual Assault and Harassment (Effective

July 1, 2023)

  • Organ and Bone Marrow Donor Leave Law takes effect for employers with 50 or more employees (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Restricts use of employees’ SSNs as part of employee identification (Effective July 1, 2023)

Washington:

  • Delays Payroll Deductions for Long-Term Care Benefits (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Repeals Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities (Effective July 31, 2023)
  • Tukwila implements Scheduling Ordinance for covered employers (Effective July 1, 2023)
  • Tukwila Minimum Wage increases for different employer sizes (Effective July 1, 2023)

West Virginia:

  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits available to employees experiencing a reduction in work (Effective July 1, 2023)
Employment Law Update: State and Local Changes Coming into Effect

Conclusion:
Staying up-to-date with state and local employment law updates is crucial for employers to ensure compliance and mitigate legal risks. This comprehensive guide has provided an overview of the upcoming changes across various states. Remember to consult with legal professionals to fully understand the implications of these updates on your business and to ensure you are in full compliance with the law.

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