Employment Legislation Outlook

Upcoming Changes to State Laws

Date: August 02, 2022

With new state employment laws continuously being enacted, it can be challenging to keep up on each change and ensure that your policies and practices are compliant. We have your solution.

This monthly digest is designed to keep you apprised of upcoming major state law changes in areas including paid sick and safe leave laws, family and parental leave, recreational and medicinal marijuana use, workplace gun laws, asking candidates about salary history and unpredictable scheduling.

Here’s what’s on the horizon:

August 2022

  • Maine prohibits discrimination based on hair texture or hairstyle effective August 8.

October 2022

  • San Francisco permanent public health emergency paid sick leave law effective October 1.
  • D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act available leave increase effective October 1.

November 2022

  • New York City salary transparency requirements effective November 1.

January 2023

  • Colorado paid family leave deductions begin January 1.
  • Illinois revises the state’s meal and rest break law effective January 1.
  • Illinois Family Bereavement Leave Act effective January 1.
  • Illinois employers must begin filing annual reports similar to EEO-1 with the Illinois Secretary of State effective January 1.
  • Maine vacation payout changes effective January 1.
  • New Hampshire voluntary Paid Family Leave effective January 1.
  • New York expands Paid Family Leave Act effective January 1.
  • Oregon requires paid family leave contributions January 1.
  • Washington requirement to provide salary range and benefits in job postings effective January 1.

July 2023

  • Bloomington, Minnesota paid sick leave requirements effective July 1.

September 2023

  • Oregon paid family leave benefits begin September 3.

October 2023

  • Maryland paid family and medical leave contributions begin October 1.


  • Colorado paid family leave benefits begin January 1.
  • Illinois employers with more than 100 employees must file equal pay registration certificate effective March 23.


  • Maryland paid family and medical leave benefits begin January 1.
  • Delaware paid family and medical leave law contributions expected to begin January 1.


  • Delaware paid family and medical leave benefits begin January 1.
In case you missed it:

July 2022

  • Connecticut Paid Leave Act and Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act notices required as of July 1.
  • New Mexico paid sick leave effective July 1.
  • Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance changes effective July 1.
  • San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance amendments effective July 12.
  • Tennessee CROWN Act effective July 1.

COVID-19-Related Leave Law and Other Changes:

  • New York vaccine paid leave effective March 12, 2021.
  • Massachusetts COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave effective May 29, 2021 through March 15, 2022.
  • Nevada COVID-19 vaccine leave effective June 9, 2021.
  • Cook County, Illinois COVID-19 vaccine leave effective July 1, 2021.
  • New York City paid sick leave for children's vaccinations effective November 2, 2021.
  • Washington, D.C. paid vaccination leave effective November 18, 2021.
  • New York City vaccine mandate effective December 27, 2021.
  • New York quarantine leave law extended into 2022.
  • California supplemental paid sick leave available January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022.
  • Cal/OSHA changes to its COVID-19 prevention ETS effective May 6, 2022 through the end of 2022.
  • Los Angeles County COVID-19 vaccine leave extended.
  • Philadelphia COVID-19 leave extended until December 2023.
  • Colorado PHEL extended through May 13, 2022.
What to Watch:

A Michigan court of claims may have paved the way for reinstatement of Michigan’s 2018 voter-initiated laws on minimum wage and paid sick leave, which were previously amended by the state’s legislature. Stay tuned for more developments.