The new year has brought with it a myriad of new labor laws and compliance requirements that employers can't afford to miss.

"Employers have challenges unique to their business," Paychex Inc. writes on its blog, Paychex Worx. "One thing that all business owners have in common is their compliance obligations – and the list seems to be getting longer each year as federal, state and local governments create new regulations."

Indeed, in 2020 there will be more than 140 new compliance requirements across more than 30 states and 30 localities, according to XpertHR's whitepaper, "January 1 Compliance Requirements: What You Need to Know."

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.