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HR Newsletter

Spring 2024 Edition

Posted on: April 24, 2024                                                                                                  

Minimum Wages & Compliance Changes 

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Below is a summary of compliance requirements that took effect recently or will take effect soon.


Minimum wage increases

The minimum wages and effective dates below are not exhaustive. There may be additional state and local jurisdictions that have scheduled increases or additional employees (EEs) that are impacted. 
Check the government sites that apply to your jurisdiction over the upcoming months to help ensure compliance with changing minimum wage rates and their effective dates. 

State and district minimum wage increases

April 1, 2024


Employers must pay restaurant workers at a national fast food chain establishment at least $20.00 per hour


July 1, 2024


The minimum wage for covered healthcare workers increases to:

  • Certain health care facilities: $23.00 per hour
  • Hospitals: $18.00 per hour
  • Clinics: $21.00 per hour
  • Other covered health care facilities: $21.00 per hour
  • Licensed skilled nursing facility: $21.00 per hour

of Columbia

The minimum wage increases to  $17.50 per hour. 


The minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour.


  • $13.70 per hour (non-urban counties).
  • $14.70 per hour (other counties except Metro Portland).
  • $15.95 per hour (Metro Portland).

*The Governor of California has signed into law Senate Bill 828, which delays the implementation of California's health care worker minimum wage  from June 1, 2024 to July 1, 2024. 


Local minimum wage increases

April 1, 2024

New York City,
New York

The minimum wage for delivery workers increases to $19.56 per hour.

May 1, 2024


The minimum wage increases to $17.28 per hour.

July 1, 2024

Local Jurisdiction

Hourly Minimum Wage Rate

Alameda City, CA


Berkeley, CA


Emeryville, CA


Fremont, CA


Long Beach (Hotel Workers)


Long Beach (Concessionaire Workers)


Los Angeles (City), CA


Los Angeles (City) Hotel Workers


Los Angeles
(Unincorporated County) 


Malibu, CA


Milpitas, CA


Pasadena, CA


San Francisco, CA


Chicago, IL (21 or more employees)


Chicago, IL (4 – 20 employees)


Montgomery County, MD (51 or more EEs)


Montgomery County, MD (11 to 50 EEs)


Minneapolis, MN (100 or fewer EEs)


St. Paul, MN (101 to 10,000 EEs)


St. Paul, MN (Six to 100 EEs)


St. Paul, MN (Five or fewer EEs)


Renton, WA (500 or more EEs worldwide)


Renton, WA (15 to 500 EEs worldwide) and all franchisees associated with a franchisor or a network of franchises with franchisees that employ more than 500 employees in aggregate. 


Tukwila, WA (15 to 500 employees worldwide)


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Compliance updates

Federal updates


DOL releases industry-specific guidance on expanded protections for nursing employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has begun releasing industry-specific guidance that covers the agriculture, retail and restaurant, healthcare, education, and transportation industries and consists of a prerecorded presentation and answers to frequently asked questions.

March 11, 2024

DOL adopts new independent contractor test. The DOL has published a final rule that will change the test for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

March 20, 2024

Updated background check notice required. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published an updated version of “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act," a notice required to be provided by employers during the background screening process. The effective date of the new version of the summary notice is April 19, 2023, but the CFPB allowed employers until March 20, 2024 to start using the new version.

June  18, 2024

EEOC releases final rule on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a final rule that implements the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

July 1 , 2024

Federal minimum salary requirements for exemption to increase. The minimum salary required for the federal executive, administrative and professional exemptions from overtime increases to $844 per week (equivalent to $43,888 per year).  The minimum total compensation requirement for the exemption for highly compensated employees increases to $132,964 per year, including at least $844 per week that must be paid on a salary or fee basis. 

State, district and local updates


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July 1, 2024

California to require workplace violence prevention plan.  California will require employers to have a written workplace violence prevention plan that contains certain elements. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has released a fact sheet and model plan to help employers comply with the requirement.



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July 1, 2024

Colorado to prohibit age-related inquiries. Colorado will expressly prohibit employers from making age-related inquiries on an initial employment application. 



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June 30, 2024

Connecticut’s voting leave requirement set to end. The state’s voting leave law will expire on June 30, 2024, unless extended.


District of Columbia

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June 30, 2024

District of Columbia to require that job listings disclose pay information. The District of Columbia will require employers to disclose in job listings the projected minimum and maximum hourly rate or salary for the position.

July 1, 2024

D.C. continues phase out of tipped credit. D.C. will phase out the tipped credit by increasing the required cash wage that tipped employees must be paid until the cash wage meets parity with the D.C. minimum wage. The minimum cash wage of tipped employees will be $10.00 per hour.


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July 1, 2024

Chicago adopts new paid leave ordinance. The new Chicago ordinance requires both paid sick leave and paid leave that employees can use for any reason.

New Jersey

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March 14, 2024

New Jersey provides guidance on the New Jersey Family Leave Act. New Jersey has created guidance to address frequently asked questions on the New Jersey Family Leave Act.

New York

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March 12, 2024

New York bans social media inquiries. Employers are banned from requesting or requiring an employee or applicant to disclose a user name, password or other means for accessing a personal account or service through specified electronic communications devices.

March 14, 2024

Ruling increases hiring and promotion protections under New York laws. Candidates living outside of New York State and City who are applying for jobs in New York State and City may be protected under the state's and city's Human Rights laws.

July 1, 2024

New York City requires “Know Your Rights at Work” poster. New York City has released a “Know Your Rights at Work” poster, which NYC employers must begin distributing to employees by July 1, 2024. The City has also published its “Workers’ Bill of Rights” website.


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March 1, 2024

Columbus, Ohio prohibits salary history inquiries. Employers that operate in Columbus, Ohio are prohibited from asking about an applicant's wage or salary history. 

South Carolina

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April 30, 2024

South Carolina adds wage reporting and unemployment response requirements. South Carolina has enacted legislation that requires employers to respond to requests for unemployment benefits information beginning March 1, 2024, and to file quarterly wage reports by April 30, 2024.


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March 3, 2024

Utah limits nondisclosure and non-disparagement provisions in certain agreements. Utah restricts certain nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses and applies to agreements that are entered into on or after January 1, 2023.


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June 6, 2024

Washington prohibits employer-mandated religious and political meetings. Washington has enacted legislation that protects employees who refuse to attend employer meetings or listen to (or view) employer communications because the meetings or communications involve political or religious matters.

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