50-State Charts

At-a-glance coverage of legal requirements across all 50 states and select municipalities.

This tool helps you:

  • Review key facts, rates and legal requirements quickly and easily.
  • Compare minimum wage rates and paid sick leave variations across multiple locations.
  • Keep up to date with new developments and trending issues.
  • Export charts into easily customizable Excel spreadsheets.

Access a sample 50-State Chart now on Leave Laws by State.

All Items: Health, Safety and Security

  • Marijuana Laws by State

    Updated to include forthcoming Vermont recreational marijuana law.

  • Guns in Parking Lots Laws by State

    Updated to reflect the ability of employees in Arkansas to store firearms in their vehicles on employer property, effective July 31, 2017.

  • Recording Communications and Surveillance Laws by State

    This chart details legal requirements for employers regarding recording employee communications and engaging in employee surveillance.

  • Employee Rights to Access Personnel Records by State

    Updated to reflect Colorado law granting employees the right to inspect their personnel files, effective January 1, 2017.

  • Distracted Driving Laws by State

    Employers can use this chart to see the distracted driving laws in their state or in any of the states where they will be sending drivers. It covers texting bans, handheld bans and laws for both novice drivers (which usually means drivers who are minors, who have had their license for less than a specified time or who are still operating under a graduated license or permit) and bus drivers.

  • Electronic Cigarette Laws by State

    Updated to reflect the expansion of California's workplace smoking ban to include electronic smoking devices, effective June 9, 2016.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Plans by State

    Some states have their own occupational safety and health plans as approved by OSHA. This chart shows employers which states have their own plan.

About This Category

State-by-state charts covering key employment law requirements by topic, including select municipal law requirements, with links to in-depth resources and “export-to-Excel” option.