February 2024 Legal Updates

February 2024 Legal Updates

If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, not only can you access these updates through the PolicySmart™ solution, but also robust links to learn more about each of these changes.

However, if you are not a subscriber to our solutions, we are pleased to provide you with abbreviated February 2024 Legal Updates. To view developments taking effect this month, click here.


  • U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes Independent Contractor Regulation


  • Denver, Colorado Issues Final Rules Implementing Wage Theft Ordinance


  • Massachusetts Revises Paid Family and Medical Leave Guidance to Provide More Discretion to Employers


  • St. Paul, Minnesota Amends Paid Sick Leave Rules

New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire Releases Final Rule on Subminimum Wages

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Passes Data Privacy Act

New York

  • New York Enacts Sweeping Changes to Independent Contractor Arrangements
  • New York City Council Passes Bill that Would Create a Private Right of Action Under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act


  • Oregon Adopts Final Rules on Paid Family Leave Program


  • Texas Adopts New Rule Implementing New Workplace Violence Hotline Poster Requirement

Washington D.C.

  • District of Columbia Enacts Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023–Includes Notice Requirement

Developments Taking Effect This Month

Without doubt, employment law policies are ever changing, with some going into effect this month. Below is a reminder of February 2024 legal updates with effective dates.


  • Michigan Codifies Certain Constitutional Rights Related to Reproductive Freedom (effective 02/13/24)

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