New Leave Laws For 2019: Does it Affect your State?

New payroll laws came into effect, or are coming into effect from 2019 moving forward, will have an impact on how you do payroll. Learn everything here.

Updated on June 16th, 2019

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As 2019 approaches, businesses are working to be compliant with amended leave laws that came into effect or will come into effect on January 1, 2019 and beyond. These laws will have an effect on HR staff when doing payroll from the new year moving forward.

Which U.S. States are Affected?

  • California.
  • Massachusetts.
  • Michigan.
  • Minnesota.
  • New York.

Which Types of Employee Leave Are Included in the New Laws?

  • Family military leave.
  • Veteran's leave.
  • Family and medical leave.
  • Sick leave.

New Leave Laws by State:





SB 1123

Paid family military leave.


SB 2632

Veteran's leave to observe Veteran's Day.


HB 4640

Paid family and medical leave.


Adopted Ballot Measures

Paid sick leave.


Duluth Ordinance No. 15071

Earned sick and safe time for Duluth, Minnesota.

New York

San Antonio Ordinance

Paid sick leave.

Where to Find Information on New Laws Regarding Leave?

To learn more about U.S. sick leave click here.