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Summaries of upcoming and implemented legislation, with effective dates.

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Development Implementation Date

Mississippi Limits Unemployment Benefits Eligibility

July 1, 2021

Vermont Amends Military Leave Law

July 1, 2021

New Mexico Amends Tax Levy Withholding Limit

July 1, 2021

Mississippi Extends Expiration Date of Legal Use of CBD Solution for Medical Purposes

July 1, 2021

New Mexico Bans Hairstyle Discrimination

July 1, 2021

New York City Amends Fair Practices Ordinances to Include Wrongful Discharge Protections, Layoff Procedures

July 4, 2021

New York HERO Act Amendments Take Effect

July 5, 2021

Connecticut Requires Expanded Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

July 20, 2021

Washington Paid Family Leave Law Amendments Take Effect

July 25, 2021

Washington Provides Safety Protections for Temporary Workers

July 25, 2021

New York City Ban the Box Law Amended

July 29, 2021

Arkansas Amends Guns in Parking Lot Law

July 30, 2021

Arkansas Exempts Direct Sellers From Wage and Hour, Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Laws

July 30, 2021

Dallas, Texas, Paid Sick Leave Applies to Small Employers

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New Jersey Cannabis Criminal Background Protections Take Effect

August 1, 2021

North Dakota Excludes Injuries Linked to Recreational Marijuana from Workers' Compensation

August 1, 2021

Connecticut Minimum Wage Increases to $13.00

August 1, 2021

North Dakota Allows Unemployment Benefits for Military Spouses

August 1, 2021

Nebraska Amends Service Animals Law

August 28, 2021

Arizona Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Take Effect

Expected August 2021

Colorado Bans the Box for All Employers

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

Florida Minimum Wage Increases to $10.00

September 30, 2021

Oregon Amends Military Leave Protections

Expected September 2021

Nevada Enacts Kin Care Leave Law

October 1, 2021

Maryland Amends Flexible Leave Act to Include Bereavement Leave

October 1, 2021

Montana Revises Independent Contractor Certifications

October 1, 2021

Washington Amends Quarterly Unemployment Reporting and Penalty Provisions

October 1, 2021

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

October 1, 2021

Montana Establishes Child Labor Exemption for Student-Employees

October 1, 2021

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

October 1, 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

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

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

December 31, 2021

H-1B Final Rule on Registration Requirements Takes Effect

December 31, 2021

New Jersey Expands WARN Act Protections

On Hold

Virginia Minimum Wage Increases to $11.00

January 1, 2022

Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022

Las Cruces, New Mexico, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022

Burlingame, California, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022

San Mateo, California, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022

Los Altos, California, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022

San Jose, California, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022

Palo Alto, California, Minimum Wage Is Adjusted for Inflation

January 1, 2022