Governor Hochul signed into law New York State Assembly Bill A6328A, amending the New York State Human Rights Law to prohibit employment discrimination against employees and job applicants based on citizenship and immigration status.
Effective January 1, 2023, regulations under Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) will again change how employers calculate the rate of pay when employees use paid sick and safe leave and/or public health emergency leave.
On December 9, 2022, New York State amended the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act to provide additional specifications for lactation rooms and to impose new written policy requirements on all employers.
In response to COVID-19, some states enacted permanent changes to their leave laws that apply during a “public health emergency.” With reports of higher-than-average RSV and flu transmission, some of these emergency provisions are being triggered.
On June 23, 2022, Canada’s Bill C-19 received Royal Assent and amended Canada’s Competition Act. As of June 23, 2023, the amendment will prohibit wage-fixing and no-poach agreements among certain employers.