March 2024 Legal Updates

March 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 March 2024 Legal Updates. To view developments taking effect this month, click here.


  • Time for Employers to Complete California Privacy Rights Act Compliance as Court of Appeal Lifts Injunction on Enforcement
  • California Civil Rights Department Issues Clarifications on California Pay Data Reports
  • Continuing Privacy Headache for Ordering Criminal Background Checks in California


  • Colorado Expands Agency’s Authority to Investigate Potential Violations of Labor Laws, Including Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • Colorado Department of Labor Amends Rules on Equal Pay, Paid Sick Leave and Wage Act


  • Kansas City, Missouri Creates Pregnancy Accommodation Requirement

New York

  • New York Clarifies Eligibility for Secure Choice Savings Program

South Dakota

  • South Dakota Amends Law on Medical Cannabis, Enhancing Protections for Employers


  • Washington Adopts Final Rules on Unemployment and Wildfires and Other Disasters

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 March 2024 legal updates with effective dates.


  • U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes Independent Contractor Regulation (effective 03/11/24)


  • Court Enjoins Enforcement of California Privacy Rights Act Regulations (effective 03/29/24)


  • Michigan Amends Antidiscrimination Law to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Termination of a Pregnancy–Includes Updated Policy (effective 03/28/24)
  • Michigan Repeals Right-to-Work (effective 03/30/24)
  • Michigan Repeals State Law Abortion Ban (effective 03/30/24)

New York

  • New York City Will Require Distribution of Informational Materials on Temporary Schedule Change Act (effective 03/04/24)
  • New York Enacts New Law Prohibiting Employers from Requesting or Requiring Access to Certain Employee Online Accounts (effective 03/12/24)
  • New York City Council Passes Bill that Would Create a Private Right of Action Under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (effective 03/20/24)


  • Washington Adopts Final Rules on Unemployment and Wildfires and Other Disasters (effective 03/22/24)

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