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Regulatory Roundup for February 2022: Your Guide to the Latest Changes

Please note the list below is not intended to be comprehensive. Our team is constantly monitoring for updates that may impact organizations across the country.

In this edition of Regulatory Roundup, your guide to the world of compliance, we look at the changes across three states and in our nation’s capital.


Senate Bill 114 retroactively creates 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, which provides extra paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work due to COVID-19-related reasons. This bill became effective on Feb. 19, 2022, and the leave is retroactively effective from Jan. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2022.

Employers are required to post the state’s Department of Labor Standards Enforcement’s notice about COVID-19 paid sick leave where it can be easily read by their staff.


Oregon’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program begins Jan. 1, 2023. Read the state’s Bureau of Labor & Industries’ recently updated FAQ for more information.


Effective immediately, Substitute House Bill 1732 retroactively delays the Washington State Long Term Care Tax until July 1, 2023. Any employer that has withheld the 0.58% wage tax specified in the bill must return these funds to their employees within 120 days of when they were first collected.

Washington, D.C.

The district’s emergency amendment extends the current COVID-19 paid sick leave policy to Oct. 1.


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