May Legal Updates

May 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 May 2023 Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month. To view developments taking effect this month, click here.



  • OSHA and DOL Issue Final Rule on Procedures for Handling Retaliation Claims Under Taxpayer First Act


  • Los Angeles, California Passes Fair Workweek Ordinance Applicable to Retailers–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • California Issues CPRA Regulations
  • New San Francisco Law Requires Supplemental Compensation During Military Leave–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • Los Angeles Enacts Freelance Worker Protections Ordinance
  • California Regulations Updated to Reflect New Agency Name and Recent Amendments to California Laws


  • Colorado Requires Employers to Provide Notice of Available Tax Credits
  • Colorado Amends Paid Family Leave Law
  • Colorado Passes Rules Implementing Privacy Act


  • Florida Allows Permitless Concealed Carry and Amends Employment-Related Provisions Accordingly


  • Idaho Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates


  • Illinois Passes New Law Requiring Paid Leave–New Policy Forthcoming


  • Iowa Passes Consumer Data Protection Law


  • Kentucky Legalizes Medicinal Use of Cannabis


  • Michigan Repeals Right-to-Work
  • Michigan Adds Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression as Protected Categories–Includes Updated Policy

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Passes Reproductive and Gender-Affirming Health Care Freedom Act
  • New Mexico Amends Human Rights Act to Add Gender and Gender Identity as Protected Characteristics–Includes Updated Policy

New York

  • New York Passes Law on COVID-19 Vaccine Confidentiality

North Dakota

  • North Dakota Expands Definition of Pregnancy for Pregnancy Accommodation Requirements–Includes Updated Policy


  • Ohio Amends Law on Crime Victim Leave — Now Includes Updated Policy


  • Oregon Suspends COVID-19-Related Rules
  • Oregon Issues Final Paid Family and Medical Leave Rule on Employer Size

South Dakota

  • South Dakota Amends Law on Electronic Delivery of Health Insurance Plan Documents


  • Utah Enacts Law Restricting Use of Vaccination or Immunity Status in Employment Decisions
  • Utah Amends Law on Veterans Hiring Preference
  • Utah Enacts Law Allowing Employers to Obtain Workplace Violence Protective Orders
  • New Utah Law Allows Portable Benefit Plans
  • Utah Amends Background Check Law on Juvenile Delinquency Records


  • Virginia Provides Employees with Certain Tort Liability Immunity
  • Virginia Amends Law on Nondisclosure, Nondisparagement and Confidentiality Provisions in Agreements
  • New Virginia Law Prohibits Employer Use of Social Security Numbers

West Virginia

  • West Virginia Amends Law on Use of Mobile Devices While Driving–Includes Updated Policy
  • West Virginia Amends Workers Compensation Law, Addressing Reinstatement


  • Wyoming Passes Law Prohibiting Most Abortions


Developments Taking Effect This Month

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


  • New Utah Law Allows Portable Benefit Plans (effective 05/03/23)
  • Utah Amends Law on Veterans Hiring Preference (effective 05/03/23)
  • Utah Enacts Law Restricting Use of Vaccination or Immunity Status in Employment Decisions (effective 05/03/23)

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