October Legal Updates

October 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 October Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month. To view developments taking effect this month, click here.


National
  • Dear Littler Addresses Monkeypox
  • Department of Labor Proposes New Rule for Independent Contractor Status
  • DHS/ICE Extends I-9 Remote, Virtual Verification until July 31, 2023
Alaska
  • Alaska Repeals Subminimum Wage for Individuals with Disabilities
California
  • California Expands Law on Hate Imagery in Places of Employment and Elsewhere
  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Personal Use of Cannabis
  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision-Making
  • California Passes Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act
  • San Francisco Voters Adopt Permanent Public Health Emergency Leave Measure–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • California Extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Through 2022, Makes Small Amendment and Offers Grants for Smaller Employers–Includes Updated Policy
  • California Amends Law on Wage Garnishments
  • A New California Law Requires Restroom Access for Individuals with Certain Conditions
  • California Increases Family Temporary Disability Insurance Weekly Benefit Amount
  • New California Law Addresses Employers’ Use of Certain Devices to Track Employees–Includes Notice Requirement
  • California Law Requires Reproductive Health Coverage Information
  • New California Law Requires Annual Pay Data Reports and Including Pay Information in Job Postings
  • The California Family Rights Act Will Now Cover Bereavement Leave–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • California Expands Law on Hate Imagery in Places of Employment and Elsewhere
  • California Law Establishes New Protections for Employees During States of Emergency
  • California Expands Definition of “Family Member” for CFRA and Paid Sick Leave–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • California Provides Arrest and Conviction Record Relief
  • California Extends COVID-19-Related Workers’ Compensation Provisions
  • California Law Protects People From Civil or Criminal Liability Related to Reproductive Health
Colorado
  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Benefits and Employer Participation Requirements for Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, Clarifies Private Plan Option
Connecticut
  • Connecticut Releases Amended CT-FMLA Regulations–Now Includes Updated Policy
Delaware
  • Delaware Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants to Disclose Their Age
District of Columbia
  • D.C. Amends Universal Paid Leave Act Regulations, Clarifying Employer Contribution Rate Changes
  • District of Columbia Makes Significant Amendments to the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Act–New Sample Policy Now Included
Illinois
  • Illinois Expands Child Loss Bereavement Leave to Cover Pregnancy and Adoption Loss–Now Includes Updated Policy
  • Illinois Amends Minimum Wage Rules–Includes Notice Requirement
Kentucky
  • Kentucky Amends Regulations on Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions
  • Kentucky Amends Rule on Exempt Executive Employees
  • Kentucky Amends Rule on Independent Contractor Test
  • Kentucky Releases New Rule on Wage and Hour Recordkeeping
  • Kentucky Releases Final Rule on Equal Pay Provisions
  • Kentucky Releases Rule on Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Kentucky Issues Final rule on Board, Lodging, Gratuities and Other Allowances
New Jersey
  • New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Issues Workplace Guidance on Reasonable Suspicion Determinations
New York
  • New York City Proposes Regulations to Clarify Requirements for Using Automated Employment Decision Tools
Oregon
  • Oregon Issues Rule on Employer Association Group Health Benefit Coverage
  • Oregon Issues Final Rule Addressing COVID-19 in all Workplaces
Washington
  • Washington Adopts Rule on Health and Safety Requirements for Temporary Manufacturing and Construction Workers
West Virginia
  • West Virginia Passes Law Prohibiting and Criminalizing Most Abortions


Developments Taking Effect This Month

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

National
  • DHS/ICE Extends I-9 Remote, Virtual Verification until July 31, 2023 (effective 10/11/22)
California
  • San Francisco Voters Adopt Permanent Public Health Emergency Leave Measure–Now Includes Sample Policy (effective 10/01/22)
Conneticuit
  • Connecticut Creates New Discrimination Protections and Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence–Now Updated to Include Sample Policy (effective 10/01/22)
District of Columbia
  • D.C. Expands Human Rights Act to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Homeless Status, Cover Independent Contractors and Expand Harassment Protections–Includes Updated Policy (effective 10/01/22)
  • DC Workers Will Soon Receive More Paid Leave, Employers to Obtain Tax Cut–Includes Updated Policy (effective 10/01/22)
  • District of Columbia Extends Applicability Date for Non-Compete Law to October 1, 2022 (effective 10/01/22)
  • D.C. Amends Universal Paid Leave Act Regulations, Clarifying Employer Contribution Rate Changes (effective 10/07/22)
Maryland
  • Maryland Amends Law on Data Security Breach Notification (effective 10/01/22)
  • Maryland Amends Law on Sexual Harassment (effective 10/01/22)
  • Maryland Extends Disability Accommodation Requirements to Cover Applicants for Employment (effective 10/01/22)
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Requires Single-User Restrooms to be Gender Inclusive (effective 10/25/22)
Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Prohibits Discrimination Based on Natural and Protective Hairstyles–Includes Updated Policy (effective 10/29/22
Oregon
  • Oregon Releases New Final Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules (effective 10/06/22)
Washington
  • Washington Adopts Rule on Health and Safety Requirements for Temporary Manufacturing and Construction Workers (effective 10/07/22)


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