Key employment facts, such as minimum wage rates by state, state overtime variations and limitations on credit checks by state, presented in an easy-to-follow format.

This tool enables you to:

  • Check key facts, rates and legal requirements quickly and easily.
  • Plan ahead in relation to tax withholding requirements and benefits analysis.
  • Keep up to date with key leave law requirements by state, such as paid sick leave and voting leave.

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  • State Minimum Wage Rates - Chart

    Many states have minimum wage requirements. This Quick Reference chart sets forth the state minimum wage rates for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

  • State Sexual Harassment Training Requirements - Chart

    This chart covers private employer requirements by state for sexual harassment training and related record retention or notice communications. However, employers in all states should consider providing sexual harassment training in order to minimize liability risks due to a supervisor's inappropriate comments or because of a supervisor's failure to adequately address a harassment incident.

  • Federal and State Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Couple Benefits - Chart

    Despite the DOMA decision handed down by the Supreme Court in Windsor, state laws still vary greatly regarding both the recognition of same-sex marriage and the taxation of benefits provided to an employee's same-sex spouse by an employer. This Quick Reference Chart summarizes federal and state law regarding whether same-sex marriages, civil unions and/or domestic partnerships are recognized, and whether the value of benefits provided by an employer to an employee's same-sex spouse or civil union or domestic partner is taxable. This chart will be updated when any changes in these laws occur.

  • Ban the Box - Chart

    The introduction of federal "Ban the Box" legislation follows that of a host of big cities and some states which already have enacted laws prohibiting employers from asking applicants if they have been convicted of a felony on initial application forms.

  • Health Care Reform Timeline - Chart

    The requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) go into effect over several years. The following is a summary of major provisions of health reform that are already in effect as well as those that will become effective over the next several years.

  • State Termination Pay Requirements - Chart

    This Quick Reference Chart summarizes each state's requirements on when to pay final wages to a terminated employee as well as how to treat any accrued but unused vacation time.

  • Medical Marijuana States - Chart

    Employers should be aware of state laws regarding marijuana for medicinal purposes. This quick reference chart lists the states with medical marijuana laws and the years those laws were passed.

  • State Blacklisting and Job References Requirements - Chart

    A quick reference chart examining state requirements and possible employer liability risks regarding job references, blacklisting and service letters.

  • Employer Mandate Penalty Calculator

    In 2015, the employer shared responsibility (often referred to as the "employer mandate" or the "pay or play mandate") requirements under the Affordable Care Act will take effect. The mandate generally requires applicable large employers to either offer affordable health coverage that provides minimum value to full-time employees and their dependents or pay a penalty if at least one full-time employee receives subsidized coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The decision to "pay or play" is quite complex and goes beyond comparing the cost of the penalty to the cost of providing coverage. This penalty calculator is designed to help an employer determine if it is subject to the employer mandate, and if so, what the potential penalties might be based on the number of full-time employees.

  • State Breastfeeding Break Requirements - Chart

    Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have their own requirements relating to break periods for employees to breastfeed or express milk for a nursing child. This Quick Reference chart details eligibility considerations; duration, timing and frequency of the breaks; whether employees must be paid during the breaks; and other provisions.

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