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Development Implementation Date

FLSA Independent Contractor Rule Takes Effect

Not implemented

Final Rule on Prevailing Wages for Foreign Workers on H-1B, Other Visas, Takes Effect

May 14, 2021

Connecticut Requires Expanded Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

May 20, 2021

New York Increases Payroll Quarterly Combined Reporting Penalties

June 1, 2021

West Virginia Establishes Uniform Test for Independent Contractor Classification

June 9, 2021

New Mexico Repeals Subminimum Wage for Secondary School Students

June 18, 2021

New Hampshire Allows Electronic Approval and Retention of Wage and Hour Records

June 22, 2021

Pennsylvania Donor Leave Protections Take Effect

June 26, 2021

New Mexico Legalizes the Recreational Use of Cannabis

June 29, 2021

Kentucky Expands Adoption Leave Protections

June 29, 2021

California CalSavers Enrollment Deadline for Employers With More Than 50 Employees

June 30, 2021

New York Minimum Wage for Fast Food Employees Increases to $15.00

July 1, 2021

Massachusetts Employees May Take Paid Family and Medical Leave for Family Member's Serious Health Condition

July 1, 2021

Santa Monica, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Small Employers

July 1, 2021

Los Angeles, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Small Employers

July 1, 2021

Indiana Repeals Child Labor Employment Certificate Requirements

July 1, 2021

District of Columbia Minimum Wage Increases to $15.20

July 1, 2021

Milpitas, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.65

July 1, 2021

Virginia Provides Protections for Cannabis Oil Use

July 1, 2021

Virginia Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

July 1, 2021

Mississippi Repeals Accelerated Withholding Tax Deposit Requirement

July 1, 2021

Portland, Oregon Minimum Wage Increases to $14.00

July 1, 2021

Alabama Adopts IRS 20-Factor Test for Independent Contractors Under Several Laws

July 1, 2021

Indiana Amends Law Restricting Microchip Implantation

July 1, 2021

Indiana Pregnancy Protections Take Effect

July 1, 2021

Virginia Expands Disability Discrimination Protections

July 1, 2021

Virginia Amends Creditor Garnishment Withholding Limit

July 1, 2021

Virginia Overtime Wage Act Takes Effect

July 1, 2021

Virginia Amends Military Discrimination Protections

July 1, 2021

Virginia Provides Domestic Worker Safety Protections

July 1, 2021

Chicago, Illinois, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Large Employers, $14.00 for Small Employers

July 1, 2021

Oregon Minimum Wage Increases to $12.75 ($12.00 for Rural Counties)

July 1, 2021

Los Angeles County, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Small Employers

July 1, 2021

Malibu, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Small Employers

July 1, 2021

Montgomery County, Maryland, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Large Employers ($14.00 for Mid-Sized Employers and $13.50 for Small Employers)

July 1, 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, Minimum Wage Increases to $12.50 for Large Employers, $11.00 for Small Employers and $10.00 for Micro Employers

July 1, 2021

Pasadena, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Small Employers

July 1, 2021

Nevada Minimum Wage Increases to $9.75

July 1, 2021

Oregon Subminimum Wage for Workers With Disabilities Increases to $10.75

July 1, 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minimum Wage Increases to $14.25 ($12.50 for Small Employers)

July 1, 2021

Cook County, Illinois, Minimum Wage Adjusted for Inflation

July 1, 2021

South Dakota Bans Restrictive Covenants for Health Care Providers

July 1, 2021

Iowa Criminalizes Use of Synthetic Urine to Defraud Drug and Alcohol Tests

July 1, 2021

Iowa Expands Employment Protections for Military Members

July 1, 2021

Virginia Provides Paid Sick Leave for Home Health Workers

July 1, 2021

South Dakota Legalizes Medical Cannabis

July 1, 2021

California Requires Safety Training for App-Based Drivers

July 1, 2021

Mississippi Limits Unemployment Benefits Eligibility

July 1, 2021

Fremont, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 for Small Employers, $15.25 for Large Employers

July 1, 2021

Vermont Amends Military Leave Law

July 1, 2021