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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  • Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality

    Many states and municipalities have minimum wage requirements. This Quick Reference chart sets forth the state minimum wage rates for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. It also covers selected local minimum wage ordinances that apply to most or all employees who work within a particular jurisdiction.

  • Leave Laws by State

    This chart provides an overview of private sector employee leave laws by state and municipality.

  • Paid Sick Leave by State and Municipality

    This chart lists the state and key municipalities that have passed laws requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to certain eligible employees. A number of states and municipalities have legislation pending or coming soon.

  • Washington Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

    In addition to federal posting requirements, a Washington employer should ensure compliance with individual state and local requirements for workplace posters. This chart contains information regarding Washington-specific notice posting requirements.

  • Pay Statement and Pay Rate Notification Requirements by State

    The following chart summarizes state requirements regarding pay statements, including the frequency with which an employer must provide them to employees, the information required to be shown on the statements and whether the state permits an employer to deliver pay statements to employees electronically and, if so, under what conditions. The chart also includes information about requirements in California, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia that an employer provide additional pay rate notices.

  • Form W-2 Electronic-Filing Requirements by State

    The IRS requires employers filing 250 or more Forms W-2 to file them electronically by March 31 of every year, and many states have adopted this standard. Effective starting with Forms W-2 filed in 2017, the due date changes to January 31. However, while most states require employers filing Forms W-2 to file them electronically, filing thresholds, due dates and acceptable media vary. This Quick Reference chart summarizes each state's e-filing requirements.

  • Annual Reconciliation Return Forms and Deadlines by State

    Most states require employers to file annual reconciliation returns after the end of each calendar year. This Quick Reference chart summarizes each state's filing requirements.

  • Final Wage Payment Requirements by State

    This Quick Reference chart summarizes each state's requirements on when to pay final wages to an employee who has separated from employment, as well as how to treat any accrued but unused vacation time.

  • Temporary Disability Insurance Requirements by State

    Employers in five states, California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, are required to provide temporary disability insurance to workers. This chart helps employers understand each state's temporary disability insurance requirements.

  • Oregon Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

    In addition to federal posting requirements, an Oregon employer should ensure compliance with individual state and local requirements for workplace posters. This chart contains information regarding Oregon-specific notice posting requirements.

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