CaliforniaSafety PrecautionsAs of August 2, 2021, the following counties have reinstated their mask mandate for all individuals when in a public indoor place: Yolo, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma and Berkeley. ColoradoSubminimum WageEffective immediately, employers are...

 CaliforniaInsurance ExamsOn July 23, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed CA S.B. 283, prohibiting a life or disability income insurer from requiring an HIV test to determine an individual’s insurability, (except as specified) and from considering specified traits of an applicant, including actual or perceived sexual...

 ArizonaState TaxOn July 9, 2021, Gov. Doug Ducey signed AZ S.B. 1783 establishing a new and lower alternative small business income tax structure. Under the plan, “small business income” is defined as interest, dividends, profits and certain capital gains. CaliforniaWorkers’ CompensationEffective August 1. 2021, the medical...

 AlaskaCity of NomeOn June 28, 2021, the Common Council voted to extend its emergency ordinance through September 30, 2021. ArizonaSafety PrecautionsOn July 2, 2021, Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded twenty-five COVID-19 pandemic related executive orders. CaliforniaCity of Santa MonicaOn June 24, 2021, Interim City Manager John Jalili announced their...

 AlaskaNative CorporationsOn June 25, 2021, the US Supreme Court ruled that Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) are eligible to receive CARES ACT funds that were directed to Native American Tribes only. ArkansasFirearmsEffective July 30, 2021, the State will repeal its laws regarding the transport and storage of a firearm. Moving...

 ArkansasSeller ExemptionEffective July 30, 2021, Direct Sellers (individuals engaged in a trade or business that sells consumer products in the home, delivers newspapers) are exempt from wage and hour laws, workers compensation law and unemployment insurance. AR S.B. 547 CaliforniaSafety PrecautionsOn June 8, 2021, the State...