November Legal Updates

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


  • USCIS Announces Employers Should Continue to Use Current Version of Form I-9 After Oct. 31, 2022
  • Department of Labor Proposes New Rule for Independent Contractor Status
  • DHS/ICE Extends I-9 Remote, Virtual Verification until July 31, 2023
  • Dear Littler Addresses Requests for Time Off for Religious Observance
  • NLRB General Counsel Calls for Board to Crack Down on Electronic Surveillance and Automated Management Practices
  • USERRA Expanded to Cover FEMA Reservists–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • Dear Littler Addresses Laws Requiring Customer Access to Restrooms
  • EEOC Releases Updated “EEO is the Law” Poster
  • California Enacts New Law Providing Time Off for Bereavement–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • California Extends COVID-19-Related Workers’ Compensation Provisions
  • California Law Requires Reproductive Health Coverage Information
  • California Provides Arrest and Conviction Record Relief
  • A New California Law Requires Restroom Access for Individuals with Certain Conditions
  • New California Law Requires Annual Pay Data Reports and Including Pay Information in Job Postings
  • California Extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Through 2022, Makes Small Amendment and Offers Grants for Smaller Employers–Includes Updated Policy
  • California Expands Definition of “Family Member” for CFRA and Paid Sick Leave–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision-Making–Now Includes Updated Policy
  • New California Law Addresses Employers’ Use of Certain Devices to Track Employees–Includes Notice Requirement
  • California Law Establishes New Protections for Employees During States of Emergency
  • California Increases Family Temporary Disability Insurance Weekly Benefit Amount
  • California Amends Law on Wage Garnishments View Post
  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Private Plan Requirements
  • Delaware Amends Whistleblowers’ Protection Act to Prohibit Retaliatory Actions Related to Immigration Status
  • Delaware Makes Wage Theft a Criminal Offense
  • Delaware Amends Workers Compensation Act
  • Delaware Amends Law on Disability Access in Public Accommodations
District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Makes Significant Amendments to the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Act–New Sample Policy Now Included
  • D.C. Amends Universal Paid Leave Act Regulations, Clarifying Employer Contribution Rate Changes
  • Miami Beach, Florida Amends Antidiscrimination Ordinance to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Hair Texture/Hairstyle
  • Atlanta Amends Anti-Discrimination Ordinance to Include Protections for Gender Expression and Criminal Histories
  • Illinois Amends Minimum Wage Rules–Includes Notice Requirement
  • Illinois Amends Meal Break and Day of Rest Requirements–Now Includes Updated Policies
  • Illinois Expands Child Loss Bereavement Leave to Cover Pregnancy and Adoption Loss–Now Includes Updated Policy
  • Kentucky Releases Rule on Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities
  • 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 Amends Regulations on Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions
  • Kentucky Issues Final rule on Board, Lodging, Gratuities and Other Allowances
  • Kentucky Amends Rule on Exempt Executive Employees
  • Massachusetts Premium Pay for Retail Work on Holidays Completely Phased Out Effective January 1, 2023–Includes Updated Policies
  • Nebraska Issues Final Rule on Short-Time Compensation Programs
New York
  • New York Releases Final Rule Implementing Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard
  • Cincinnati, Ohio Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual or Reproductive Health Decisions
  • Oregon Releases New Final Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules
  • Pennsylvania Expands Definition of “Personal Information” for Purposes of Data Security Breach Notification
  • Pennsylvania Amends Law on Unemployment Insurance to Allow Benefits for Eligible Military Spouses
Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Enacts Significant Amendments to Pay Equity Law, Including Wage Disclosure Protections and Salary History Ban and Notice Requirement–Now Updated to Include Sample Policy

Developments Taking Effect This Month

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

  • Alaska Amends Law on Veterans Hiring Preference (effective 11/07/22)
  • Miami Beach, Florida Amends Antidiscrimination Ordinance to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Hair Texture/Hairstyle (effective 11/05/22)
New York
  • New York City Amends Law Requiring Wage/Salary Information in Job Postings, Including an Extended Effective Date (effective 11/01/22)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual or Reproductive Health Decisions (effective 11/15/22)
  • New Oklahoma Law Addresses PEOs and Co-Employment (effective 11/01/22)
  • Oklahoma Amends Wage Payment Law to Address Direct Deposit and Payroll Cards (effective 11/01/22)
  • November 30 Deadline: Equivalent Plan Applications for Oregon’s Paid Family Medical Leave Program Are Due (effective 11/30/22)
  • Pennsylvania Amends Law on Unemployment Insurance to Allow Benefits for Eligible Military Spouses (effective 11/03/22)

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