April 2024 Legal Updates

April 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 April 2024 Legal Updates. Lastly, to view developments taking effect this month, click here.


  • That’s A Wrap! CDC Reduces Recommended COVID-19 Isolation Period
  • Federal Court Vacates NLRB Joint Employer Rule, Restores 2020 “Substantial Direct and Immediate Control” Standard


  • County of Los Angeles Enacts a Sweeping Fair Chance Ordinance for the Unincorporated Areas of the County that Far Exceeds Federal and California Law–Includes Posting Requirement


  • Preliminary Injunction Against Illinois Equivalent Benefits Law for Temporary Workers


  • Kansas City, Missouri Creates Pregnancy Accommodation Requirement–Now Includes Sample Policy

New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire Passes Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Enacts “Bill of Rights” for Domestic Workers

New York

  • The District Court of New York Enjoins Enforcement of Law Limiting Employer Speech During Organizing Campaigns


  • Oregon Amends Family Leave Act Regulations–Updated Policies Forthcoming
  • New Oregon law Aims at Better Aligning Paid Leave Oregon and the Unpaid Oregon Family Leave Act–Updated Policies Forthcoming
  • Oregon Passes Temporary Rules under Oregon Paid Leave Law


  • Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Passes Antidiscrimination Ordinance, Including Salary History Ban and Ban-the-Box Provisions

South Dakota

  • South Dakota Amends Human Relations Act to Include Definition of Antisemitism


  • Utah Reinstates Military Leave and Amends Veterans Preference Law — Includes New Policy
  • Utah Enacts New #MeToo-Inspired Law Related to Confidentiality Clauses


  • Tukwila, Washington Ballot Initiative Requires Covered Employers to Offer Additional Work to Existing Employees Before Hiring–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • Renton, WA Passes Ordinance on Offers of Additional Hours to Part-Time Employees — New Policy Forthcoming

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 April 2024 legal updates with effective dates.


  • Colorado Department of Labor Amends Rules on Equal Pay, Paid Sick Leave and Wage Act (effective 04/01/24)
  • Colorado Expands Agency’s Authority to Investigate Potential Violations of Labor Laws, Including Equal Pay for Equal Work (effective 04/01/24)

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