Normally, right around July and August is a great time to pause and check out the latest legal HR updates. July 1 is a common time for wage increases and new laws to take effect. Many states pass new laws around this time, too. But this year in particular, late July is an imperative time to take stock of HR law updates. State and federal government have been busy taking action to protect individuals and employers in the midst of COVID. This roundup of the latest HR updates will be divided into COVID-oriented and non-COVID items.