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Summaries of upcoming and implemented legislation, with effective dates.

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Development Implementation Date

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended

August 23, 2021

Nebraska Amends Service Animals Law

August 28, 2021

Arizona Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Take Effect

Expected August 2021

Texas Amends Sexual Harassment Law

September 1, 2021

Colorado Bans the Box for All Employers

September 1, 2021

Texas Amends Data Breach Notification Law

September 1, 2021

Texas Removes Handgun License Requirement

September 1, 2021

New York City Enforces Fair Work Practices Ordinances' Wrongful Discharge Provisions

September 2, 2021

Nebraska Bans Hairstyle Discrimination

September 11, 2021

Colorado Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Expression

September 11, 2021

Maine Prohibits Direct Deposit Fees

September 15, 2021

Oregon Amends Military Leave Protections

September 25, 2021

Arizona Restricts Collection of Union Dues Or Benefit Contributions

September 29, 2021

Florida Minimum Wage Increases to $10.00

September 30, 2021

Maryland Amends Flexible Leave Act to Include Bereavement Leave

October 1, 2021

Nevada Enacts Kin Care Leave Law

October 1, 2021

Montana Revises Independent Contractor Certifications

October 1, 2021

Connecticut Strengthens Lactation Accommodation Requirements

October 1, 2021

Nevada Bans Salary History Inquiries, Requires Pay Range Disclosure

October 1, 2021

Florida Requires New Hire Reporting of Independent Contractors

October 1, 2021

Connecticut Amends Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

October 1, 2021

Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Earned Paid Time Off Accrual and Use Cap Increases

October 1, 2021

Connecticut Tightens Smoking Law

October 1, 2021

Maryland Amends Mini-WARN Act Requirements

October 1, 2021

Connecticut Amends Equal Pay Law, Requires Pay Range Disclosure

October 1, 2021

Nevada Bans Use of Noncompete Agreements for Hourly Employees

October 1, 2021

Maryland Permits Employers to File for Peace Orders Against Workplace Acts of Violence

October 1, 2021

Washington Amends Quarterly Unemployment Reporting and Penalty Provisions

October 1, 2021

Montana Establishes Child Labor Exemption for Student-Employees

October 1, 2021

Maryland Implements Whistleblower Awards Program

October 1, 2021

Connecticut Limits Age Information on Employment Applications

October 1, 2021

Maine Amends Family and Medical Leave Law

October 18, 2021

Maine Prohibits Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victims

October 18, 2021

Maine Amends Emergency Responder Leave Law

October 18, 2021

Maine Adopts Ban the Box Law

October 18, 2021

Oklahoma Authorizes Tax Debt Garnishment Notices

November 1, 2021

New York Employers Must Permit Workplace Safety Committees

November 1, 2021

Ban the Box for Federal Agencies and Contractors Takes Effect

December 20, 2021

California Corporate Boards Must Include a Certain Number of Women Depending on Board Size

December 31, 2021

Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, New York Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00

December 31, 2021

Upstate New York Minimum Wage Increases

December 31, 2021

California Corporate Boards Must Include a Director from an Underrepresented Community

December 31, 2021

H-1B Final Rule on Registration Requirements Takes Effect

December 31, 2021

New Jersey Expands WARN Act Protections

On Hold

Novato, California, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation for Very Large and Large Employers, Increases to $15.00 for Small Employers

January 1, 2022

California Requires Additional Information from Janitorial Employers

January 1, 2022

Denver, Colorado, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.87

January 1, 2022

Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Contribution and Notice Requirements Begin

January 1, 2022

Illinois Minimum Wage Increases to $12.00

January 1, 2022

Half Moon Bay, California, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022