Here are some of the major new laws that go into effect in 2023

With a new year comes a host of new laws and regulations in states and cities across the country.

Residents and business leaders will have to abide by some major changes to their current policies following laws passed by state legislatures and ballot measures approved by voters. These laws deal with issues like raising the minimum wage, improving workplace pay transparency and legalizing marijuana.

In this Nov. 15, 2022, file photo, New York State Senator Jessica Ramos, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and NYC Comptroller Brad Lander held a rally at City Hall in New York, on Nov. 15, 2022, with Raise Up NY and Labor Union members demanding a minimum wage increase to $20.

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Here are some of the notable new laws to hit the books next year.

Minimum wage

Twenty-seven states will see minimum wage increases in 2023 with

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New laws on minimum wage, cannabis use, criminal justice reform take effect in 2023

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Service Employee International Union Fight for $15 a Hour holds a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Twenty-seven states are set to increase their minimum wages in 2023. File Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 28 (UPI) — With the new year comes new laws as residents in many states will see some impactful changes beginning as soon as Jan. 1, 2023.

The new laws, passed by state legislatures and ballot measures approved by voters, deal with minimum wage increases, marijuana legalization and criminal justice reform.

Here are some of the notable laws set to take effect.

Minimum Wage

In the new year, 27 states will see an increase in their minimum wage. Most will take effect on Jan. 1, but others will have to wait until further into 2023.

California will lead the way with the highest minimum wage

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