Compliance challenge of the New Year: state and local laws

Compliance challenge of the New Year: state and local laws

Excerpted from HRDive.com, by Kate Tornone

Compliance with state and local laws has always been a challenge for employers, but HR Dive readers say that difficulty is their most pressing compliance concern right now. The federal government increased regulation during the Obama years, but as the newly installed administration began to make good on its promises to roll back regulations on businesses, state and local governments began to pick up the slack.

The current count for state and local minimum wage laws stands at 122. Add to that at least 150 “Ban the Box” laws and myriad paid sick leave requirements and it’s no wonder employers operating in multiple jurisdictions regularly cite the patchwork of state and local laws as their biggest compliance headache.

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