Workplace Rulebook: Your Guide to New 2024 Laws and Regulations

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Essential Updates for Employers in the New Year

Heads up, employers: there are several new workplace laws and regulations in 2024. 

The new year is just around the corner, bringing a wave of changes for employers nationwide. These regulations aim to create a fair and supportive work environment that attracts and retains top talent.

Federal and state governments are introducing new regulations that affect employee rights, wages, and benefits. In addition, counties or localities may have their own set of rules. Suppose there is a difference between federal and regional laws. In that case, the employer must follow the one that provides the greatest benefit to the employee.

We’ve got you covered with a thorough overview of some fundamental changes taking effect on January 1. Here’s just a sample of the changes you will see:

Blood Donation Leave: If specific criteria apply, Illinois’ Employee Blood and Organ Donation Leave Act requires employers to allow up to 10 days of paid leave to serve as an organ or tissue donor. 

Salary History Ban: Minnesota joins several other states in banning employers from asking job applicants about their pay history.

FAMLI Leave Protections Start: Colorado’s FAMLI leave act, protecting employee paychecks during certain leaves of absence, will begin in 2024.

These are just a few examples of the many regulatory updates becoming effective January 1, 2024. Regularly check your state and local government websites for the latest regulations. Also, use your HR and compliance departments at Nextep as valuable resources!

Our compliance team has compiled a comprehensive guide to the new regulations affecting your business. Download the guide below to learn about the changes coming in 2024:

2024 LAWS AND REGULATIONS


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