HR Newsletter: State Legislative Updates

HR Newsletter: State Legislative Updates

  • Delaware Legalizes Recreational Marijuana – Delaware’s governor has allowed House Bill 1 to be enacted without a signature, making Delaware the 22nd state to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use as of April 22, 2023. The governor also allowed House Bill 2, which regulates recreational marijuana sales in the state, to go into effect without a signature on April 26, 2023. Medical marijuana has been legal in Delaware since 2011. Read more: Delaware Legal Update

Legal Update: Delaware

  • District of Columbia Announces Minimum Wage Increase for 2023 – The District of Columbia’s (the District) Department of Employment Services Office (DOES) has announced that beginning July 1, 2023, the minimum wage in the District will increase from $16.10 to $17 per hour. The new rate will apply to all workers, regardless of employer size. Read more: District of Columbia Legal Update

Legal Update: District of Columbia

  • Oregon Minimum Wage Rate to Increase in July – On April 14, 2023, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) announced minimum wage rate increases across the state. The new rates become effective on July 1, 2023. Read more: Oregon Legal Update

Legal Update: Oregon