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  • Oklahoma Enacts Employee Payroll Deposit and Card Laws May 17, 2022
    Employers May Choose to Pay Employee Wages Through Deposit or Payroll Card (in Some Cases) at Their Discretion On May 5, 2022, Oklahoma adopted senate bill (SB) 1345 to allow employers the option of paying employee wages through payroll cards.
  • Delaware Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave Law May 16, 2022
    Delaware has enacted the Healthy Delaware Families Act, requiring job-protected paid family and medical leave for Delaware employees. The leave is funded by employer and employee contributions that begin Jan. 1, 2025. Benefits become available Jan. 1, 2026. 
  • Virginia Aligns Overtime Pay Laws with FLSA May 2, 2022
    Beginning July 1, Virginia Employers Will Need To Follow FLSA Overtime Pay Requirements And Exemptions On April 11, 2022, Virginia amended its overtime wage laws to follow federal overtime pay provisions set by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Tennessee Employers to Provide Veterans Day as Nonpaid Holiday May 2, 2022
    An Exemption Applies for Public Health, Safety or Significant Disruptions On April 20, 2022, Tennessee adopted a new law that requires employers to allow employees who are veterans to have the entirety of Veteran’s Day as a non paid holiday
  • IRS Releases 2023 Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits April 29, 2022
    Inflation Adjusted Contribution Limits and HDHP Amounts to Increase  The IRS has announced the 2023 inflation adjusted amounts for health savings accounts (HSAs) as determined under the Internal Revenue Code. Annual Contribution LimitsFor calendar year 2023, the annual
  • Alabama to Require Family Leave for Adoptive Parents April 28, 2022
    Alabama has passed the Adoption Promotion Act, requiring employers that provide paid leave for biological parents to offer paid leave to adoptive parents as well.
  • Nebraska Simplifies Youth Employment Certificate Process April 28, 2022
    School Principals To Authorize Youth Employment Certificates On April 20, 2022, Nebraska amended its child labor laws to streamline the process for approving youth employment certificates. The amended provisions become effective on July 19, 2022.  Youth Employment Certificates
  • Tennessee Amends Work Authorization Verification Requirements April 28, 2022
    Employers With 35 Or More Employees Will Need To Use E Verify On April 19, 2022, Tennessee adopted House Bill (HB) 1853 and amended some of the state’s requirements for employer use of E Verify (the federal government’s
  • Tennessee Repeals Subminimum Wage for Employees With Disabilities April 27, 2022
    Tennessee Employers Should Adjust Their Payroll Processes To Ensure Compliance By July 1 On April 20, 2022, Tennessee repealed the state’s minimum wage exemption for employees with disabilities. As a result, employees with disabilities in Tennessee must receive wages at
  • Maine Extends Scope of Its Whistleblowers’ Protection Act April 21, 2022
    Collective Bargaining Agreements May No Longer Shield Employers From Whistleblower Discrimination Claims On April 12, 2022, Maine adopted LD 1889, a bill that extends the scope of the state’s Whistleblowers' Protection Act (the Act) to include employees who work

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