Legal Timetable- Implemented

Summaries of upcoming and implemented legislation, with effective dates.

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Development Implementation Date

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ban the Box Amendments Take Effect

April 1, 2021

Virginia COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Requirement Takes Effect

March 26, 2021

Virginia COVID-19 Training Requirements Take Effect

March 26, 2021

Illinois Requires Equal Pay Certification

March 23, 2021

Illinois Limits Employer Consideration of Criminal Convictions

March 23, 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Credit Screening Amendments Take Effect

March 21, 2021

Oregon Family Leave Act Permanent Rules Regarding Sick Child Leave Take Effect

March 18, 2021

District of Columbia False Claims Act Amendments Take Effect

March 16, 2021

District of Columbia Noncompete Agreements Ban Takes Effect

March 16, 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paid Sick Leave Available for Small Employers

March 15, 2021

Connecticut Bans Hairstyle Discrimination

March 4, 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Minimum Wage Increases to $12.32

March 1, 2021

Santa Fe County, New Mexico, Minimum Wage Increases to $12.32

March 1, 2021

Montgomery County, Maryland, Amends Ban the Box Law

February 19, 2021

Montana Expands Right to Carry Firearms

February 18, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bans Hairstyle Discrimination

February 6, 2021

Wyoming Short-Time Compensation Program Takes Effect

February 2, 2021

District of Columbia Expands Protections for Displaced Workers

February 1, 2021

New York City Expands Hairstyle Discrimination Protections

January 30, 2021

Virginia Permanent Safety Standard for COVID-19 Takes Effect

January 27, 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bans Hairstyle Discrimination

January 26, 2021

Montgomery County, Maryland, Strengthens Harassment Protections

January 15, 2021

Oregon Requires Employers With Four or Fewer Employees to Register for Payroll-Deduction IRA Program

January 15, 2021

Philadelphia Recall and Retention Protections for Certain Workers Take Effect

January 7, 2021

USERRA Covers State National Guard Duty

January 5, 2021

California No-Rehire Exception in Settlement Agreements Broadened

January 1, 2021

California OSHA Amends Enforcement Procedures in Response to COVID-19

January 1, 2021

California Family Rights Act Expanded, New Parent Leave Act Repealed

January 1, 2021

California Family Leave Mediation Pilot Program Takes Effect

January 1, 2021

California Requires Annual Pay Data Reporting

January 1, 2021

California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL) Takes Effect

January 1, 2021

California Retaliation Enforcement Amendments Take Effect

January 1, 2021

Revised Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Templates Required

January 1, 2021

Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 Takes Effect

January 1, 2021

California Expands Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Coverage

January 1, 2021

Virginia Prohibits Use of Handheld Mobile Phones While Driving

January 1, 2021

Mountain View, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $16.30

January 1, 2021

Sunnyvale, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $16.30

January 1, 2021

Cupertino, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.65

January 1, 2021

Santa Clara, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.65

January 1, 2021

Tacoma, Washington, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2021

Denver, Colorado, Minimum Wage Increases to $14.77

January 1, 2021

New York Paid Sick Leave Begins

January 1, 2021

Virginia Independent Contractor Misclassification Law Takes Effect

January 1, 2021

Hayward, California, Minimum Wage Takes Effect at $15.00 for Large Employers, $14.00 for Small Employers

January 1, 2021

San Carlos, California, Minimum Wage Takes Effect at $15.24

January 1, 2021

Colorado Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect

January 1, 2021

Montana Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

January 1, 2021

New Jersey Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

January 1, 2021

Menlo Park, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.25

January 1, 2021