September Legal Updates

September Legal Updates

If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, you can access these updates and robust links to learn more about each of these changes through the PolicySmart™ solution.

The below list contains September Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month. To view developments taking effect this month, click here.


National
  • The Fourth Circuit is First to Rule that ADA Protects Gender Dysphoria
  • Monkeypox: What Does this Mean for Employers?
Alaska
  • Alaska Amends Law on Veterans Hiring Preference
California
  • California Amends CalSavers Program
  • Inflation Disrupts California’s Minimum Wage Rate Schedule, Prompts Pay Increases for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees in 2023, and Impacts Other California Laws
  • San Francisco Adopts Final Rules Implementing the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance–Includes New Handbook Notice Requirement
  • Panic Buttons and Workload Limits: Los Angeles Hotel Workers Get New Protections
  • California Passes Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act
Colorado
  • Colorado Updates its Paid Sick Leave Guidance, Including Clarifications on Carry-Over Amounts and Public Health Emergency Leave–Includes Updated Policy
  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Benefits and Employer Participation Requirements for Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, Clarifies Private Plan Option
Connecticut
  • Connecticut Creates New Discrimination Protections and Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence–Now Updated to Include Sample Policy
  • Connecticut Releases Amended CT-FMLA Regulations–Policy Updates Forthcoming
Delaware
  • Delaware Establishes EARNS Retirement Savings Program
District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Adopts Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022–Includes Notice Requirement
  • District of Columbia Makes Significant Amendments to the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Act–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • D.C. Adopts New Universal Paid Leave Act Rules
  • DC Workers Will Soon Receive More Paid Leave, Employers to Obtain Tax Cut–Includes Updated Policy
  • D.C. Expands Human Rights Act to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Homeless Status, Cover Independent Contractors and Expand Harassment Protections–Includes Updated Policy
Florida
  • Florida’s “Stop-WOKE” Law Partially Enjoined
Hawaii
  • Hawaii Amends Law on Sexual Harassment or Assault-Related Nondisclosure
  • Agreements

  • Hawaii Increases Wage Theft Penalties
  • Hawaii Establishes Retirement Savings Program
Indiana
  • Indiana Prohibits Most Abortions and Insurance Coverage of Illegal Abortions
Maryland
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Requires Single-User Restrooms to be Gender Inclusive
Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Prohibits Discrimination Based on Natural and Protective Hairstyles–Includes Updated Policy
  • Massachusetts Passes Law Expanding Protections for Reproductive and Gender-Affirming Care
Michigan
  • Michigan Decision Leaves Employers Uncertain About Current State of Minimum Wage, Tips, and Paid Sick Leave Laws
New Jersey
  • New Jersey Adopts New Discrimination and Family Leave Notice Requirements
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Says Separate Corporate Structure Not Enough to Establish Independent Contractor Status
  • New Jersey Amended its Final Rules Under the Family Leave Act–Includes Updated Policy
  • New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Issues Workplace Guidance on Reasonable Suspicion Determinations
North Carolina
  • North Carolina Amends Law on Youth Employment and Alcoholic Beverages
Oregon
  • Oregon Issues Rules Clarifying Requirements for a Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Employer Equivalent Plan
  • Oregon Issues Rules Clarifying Requirements for a Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Employer Equivalent Plan
Texas
  • Austin, Texas Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Hair Texture or Hairstyles Commonly Associated with Race, National Origin, Ethnicity or Culture
Washington
  • Washington Amends Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules to Address Loss of a Child
  • Washington Issues Final Rule on Recording Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Washington Adopts Rule on Health and Safety Requirements for Temporary Manufacturing and Construction Workers
  • Seattle, Washington Increases Healthcare Expenditure Rates for Hotel Employers
  • Seattle Prohibits Discrimination Based on Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Washington Sets Expiration Date for CBA Exception to Paid Family and Medical Leave Law
  • Seattle Sets Date of Termination for Hazard Pay Ordinance


Developments Taking Effect This Month

To help keep you on track, below is a reminder of previously enacted laws taking effect in August 2022.

Arizona
  • Arizona Allows Unemployment Benefits for Employees Terminated Because of COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement (effective 09/24/22)
  • Arizona Amends Workers Comp. Law to Clarify Definition of Medical Treatment (effective 09/24/22)
Colorado
  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Benefits and Employer Participation Requirements for Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, Clarifies Private Plan Option (effective 09/06/22)
Indiana
  • Indiana Prohibits Most Abortions and Insurance Coverage of Illegal Abortions (effective 09/15/22)
New York
  • New York Enacts Law Restricting Concealed Carry of Firearms (effective 09/01/22)
Ohio
  • Ohio Amends Workers’ Comp Law to Address Work From Home (effective 09/23/22)
Oregon
  • Oregon Issues Rule on Employer Association Group Health Benefit Coverage (effective 09/01/22)
Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Amends Veteran Hiring Preference Law (effective 09/06/22)
Washington
  • New Seattle Ordinance Establishes Labor Standards Requirements for Independent Contractors–Includes Notice Requirement (effective 09/01/22)
  • Washington Amends Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules to Address Loss of a Child (effective 09/08/22)
  • Washington Sets Expiration Date for CBA Exception to Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (effective 09/08/22)
  • Seattle Prohibits Discrimination Based on Pregnancy Outcomes (effective 09/14/22)


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Legal Updates for September 2022 which pertain to employment law and labor compliance are listed. For more information, visit PolicySmart.