November 2022: Puerto Rico Expands Coverage of Sexual Harassment Law

Update Applicable to: All employers in Puerto Rico. What happened?On September 28, 2022, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law Act 82-2022, which amends Act 17-1988 to expand its coverage and require employers to adopt a sexual harassment protocol. What are the details? Under the law, sexual harassment is: If employment opportunities or benefits are granted […]

November 2022: New Jersey Minimum Wage Increase in 2023

Update Applicable to:  All employers in the state of New Jersey. What happened?The minimum wage in New Jersey will increase at the beginning of 2023. What are the details? In 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed a law that gradually increases the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most non-exempt employees. Since then, the state minimum […]

November 2022: Missouri Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of Missouri. What happened?On November 8, 2022, voters in the state of Missouri approved measures that legalize recreational marijuana for adults ages 21 and older. What are the details? Effective December 8, 2022, recreational marijuana will be legalized recreationally. Employers may be restricted from discriminating against an individual based […]

November 2022: Maryland Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of Maryland. What happened?On November 8, 2022, voters in the state of Maryland approved measures that legalize recreational marijuana for adults ages 21 and older. What are the details? Effective July 1, 2023, recreational marijuana will be legalized recreationally. Employers may be restricted from discriminating against an individual based […]

November 2022: Illinois’ One Day Rest in Seven Act Amendment Goes Into Effect in 2023

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of Illinois What happened?On May 13, 2022, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 3146, an amendment to the One Day Rest In Seven Act (ODRISA). ODRISA provides meal breaks to all employees and a consecutive twenty-four-hour rest period to most employees. What are the details? Effective January 1, […]

November 2022: California Tightens Rules on Vehicle Tracking, Fleet Management

Update Applicable to: All employers that monitor employee-used vehicles in the state of California. What happened?On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 984 (AB 984), which adds more privacy protections to vehicle tracking. What are the details? Effective January 1, 2023, AB 984 builds on other privacy protections in California, such as the California […]

November 2022: California Extends COVID-19 Exposure Notification Until 2024

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of California. What happened?On September 29, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2693 (AB 2693) into law, which extends the general exposure notification requirement of COVID-19 until January 1, 2024 What are the details? Effective January 1, 2023, AB 2693 significantly reduces the burden on employers by allowing an […]

November 2022: Governor Newsom to End the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of California. What happened?On October 17, 2023, Governor Newsom announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023, charting the path to phasing out one of the most effective and necessary tools that California has used to combat COVID-19 What are the details? With hospitalizations […]