Statutory Update: COVID-19 Legislation; Protections for Pregnant and Working Mothers; PFML and Accrued Paid Leave Updates & More

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In this Update:

COVID-19 Legislation

State and Local

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

  • Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations – new, effective February 3, 2023          
  • San Francisco, CA Public Health Emergency Leave – COVID-19 requirement ending February 28, 2023   
  • Colorado Public Health Emergency Leave – status (still in effect)      
  • Side-by-Side EPSL Summary – updated       

Non-COVID-19 Legislation


Anti-Discrimination and Accommodation         

  • Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees                                                                                                                                                                                        
    • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – new, effective June 27, 2023                                                                                                                                                    
    • Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act – new, effective December 29, 2022                                                                                

Recent Guidance          

  • Telework, the FLSA and the FMLA   

State and Local

Paid Family and Medical Leave

  • Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML) Regulations – amendment, maintenance of health benefits             
  • Vermont Family and Medical Leave Insurance (VT FMLI) – new, voluntary for private employers beginning July 1, 2024            
  • Reminders and Updated Resources                                                                                                                                                                                   
    • Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (CO FAMLI)             
    • New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML)                                  
    • Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave (OR PFML)                                  

Accrued Paid Leave                          

  • Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act – new, effective January 1, 2024
  • Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act – Status of Litigation – no changes to current requirements
  • Bloomington, MN Earned Sick and Safe Leave – amendments, law becomes effective July 1, 2023
  • St. Paul, MN Earned Sick and Safe Time – clarifications and amendments effective February 18, 2023

Other News        

  • California – Bereavement Leave – clarification on covered family members
  • San Francisco, CA – Military Leave Pay Protection Act – new, effective February 19, 2023
  • New York – Electronic Access to Required Postings – new, effective December 16, 2022
  • New York – Lactation Accommodations – new, effective June 7, 2023