February Legal Updates

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



  • FTC Proposes Rule Banning Non-Competes
  • USERRA Expanded to Cover FEMA Reservists–New, Updated Policy Now Included
  • Congress Expands Protections for Pregnant Employees and Employees Who Are Nursing
  • Federal Government Enacts Respect for Marriage Act, Repeals Defense of Marriage Act
  • Top 5 Changes in the SECURE 2.0 Act for Plan Sponsors and Participants
  • IE&D Hot Topics for Employers: Looking Back at 2022 and Preparing for 2023
  • Publicly Traded Employers Will Need to Implement a Policy on Clawing Back Incentive Pay from Former and Current Executive Officers


  • Los Angeles, California Passes Fair Workweek Ordinance Applicable to Retailers–Includes Posting Requirement
  • California Labor Commissioner Releases Limited Guidance on Pay Transparency Law
  • New San Francisco Law Requires Supplemental Compensation During Military Leave–New Policy Forthcoming
  • Los Angeles County Amends Ordinance on Retaliation for Reporting Public Health Violations–Includes Notice Requirement
  • Berkeley, California Enacts Fair Workweek Ordinance–Includes Notice Posting Requirement


  • Fort Collins, Colorado Expands Discrimination Protections

District of Columbia

  • D.C . Passes Law on Expunged or Sealed Criminal Records


  • Gainesville, Florida Passes Ban-the-Box Ordinance


  • Illinois Enacts Reproductive Rights Protections, Including Health Plan Requirements


  • Louisiana Adopts Final Rule on Administration of Fresh Start Proper Worker Classification Initiative


  • Massachusetts Amends PFML Regulations on Continuation of Health Benefits


  • Michigan Appeals Court Issues Ruling on Michigan Paid Sick and Safe Time Law


  • Nevada Supreme Court Allows Employees to Sue Employers for Failure to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use, Rejects Possible Related Claims

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Implements Long-Delayed Landmark WARN Law
  • New Jersey Amends Law on Firearms, Including Firearms in Parking Lots–New Policy Forthcoming

New York

  • New York Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Citizenship and Immigration Status–Includes Updated Policy
  • New York Amends Public Health Law on Confidentiality of Personal Information and Immunity Passports
  • New York Amends Law on Recognition of Workplace Safety Committees
  • New York State Significantly Increases Fines for Workplace Injuries and Deaths


  • Ohio Amends Law on Use of Electronic Devices While Driving–Includes Updated Policy
  • Ohio Amends Law on Crime Victim Leave — Policy Updates Forthcoming


  • Philadelphia Increases Privacy Protections for Reproductive Healthcare Information
  • Philadelphia Establishes New Legal Protections Related to Reproductive Services
  • Philadelphia Expands Discrimination Protections to Include “Reproductive Health Autonomy”

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Issues Final Rule Clarifying Equal Pay and Wage Transparency Law


  • Austin, Texas Enacts Wage Theft Ordinance


Developments Taking Effect This Month

To help keep you on track, below is a reminder of previously enacted laws taking effect in February 2023.


  • New San Francisco Law Requires Supplemental Compensation During Military Leave–New Policy Forthcoming (effective 02/19/23)


  • Fort Collins, Colorado Expands Discrimination Protections (effective 02/17/23)

New York

  • New York Passes New Law on Lawful Absences (effective 02/19/23)

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