2022 Labor Law Updates

22 States Have Announced Mandatory Changes For Early 2022

The start of a new year is always a busy time for labor law posting updates, and 2022 is no different. Over 20 states have already announced mandatory labor law changes at the state or local level. Now’s the time to make plans to ensure your poster program is compliant and stays that way!

Has Your State Announced A Change?

Here’s a sneak peek of which states have already announced a change for early 2022. For your convenience, we’ve organized the changes by Posting and Location. Unless otherwise stated, the changes are planned for January/February 2022.


Minimum Wage

  • Alaska
  • Montana
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Colorado
  • Ohio
  • Deleware
  • Rhode Island
  • Maine
  • South Dakota
  • Maryland
  • Vermont
  • Michigan
  • Virginia
  • Missouri
  • Washington


  • Deleware
  • Illinois

Earned Income Credit

  • Louisiana

Employee Misclassification

  • New Jersey
Equal Pay
  • Illinois
Job Safety and Health
  • California

Occupational Safety and Health Act

  • Virginia

Paid Family Leave

  • Massachusetts
  • Oregon
  • Maine

Regulation of Employment

  • Maine
Wage and Hour Law Abstract
  • New Jersey
  • New York


Get the Latest Details About Upcoming Labor Law Changes.

Get a better understanding of what changes are occurring, when, and the requirements for you as an employer.

While state labor law posting changes can occur at any time during the year, January usually sees the most. Some of the changes are annual changes while some are due to new laws. Regardless, mandatory changes require businesses to display updated labor law posters.


Two executive orders will impact the minimum wage for federal contractors in 2022 and require posting updates. Executive Order 13658 covers the new minimum wage for 2022, and NEW Executive Order 14026 affects the minimum rate for contracts entered into or renewed after January 30, 2022.


Some cities require additional labor law posting requirements due to differences in local labor laws. Most postings at the local level are for minimum wage requirements. Over 40 local posting changes are already expected for January and July of 2022.


Whether your state has announced a mandatory labor law posting update or not, now is a great time to plan for the year ahead. J. J. Keller’s Labor Law Poster Update Service takes the guesswork out of compliance and frees your time to focus on other important matters. For the duration of your subscription, we’ll send you new posters FREE anytime there’s a mandatory. You’ll also gain unlimited access to J. J. Keller’s Labor Law Poster Management Center (LLPMC) to manage your account, track replacement posters, and more!