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.

New and Updated

  • Annual Retirement Plan COLAs and Fringe Benefit Limitations

    This chart provides employers with a comparison of the current and prior year retirement plan cost of living adjustments and fringe benefit limitations. It helps employers ensure that they are withholding the correct amount of taxes from the pay of employees who receive various benefits. The chart will be updated annually when new amounts are announced by the Internal Revenue Service, which is usually by the end of October.

  • Credit Check Limitations by State

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act does not prevent an employer from conducting third-party credit checks so long as the employer obtains the applicant's written consent and complies with the FCRA's notice requirements. However, some states have gone beyond federal law and placed restrictions on when employers can conduct credit checks of job applicants or employees for screening purposes to certain types of positions.

  • Internal Revenue Code Conformity by State

    Some states that require employers to withhold income taxes from employees' wages tie their definitions of "wages" to the federal Internal Revenue Code (IRC). However, many states update their IRC references to a specific date every year or so, while others roll their references into the current version of the IRC. Even with IRC conformity, some states have important exceptions. This Quick Reference chart summarizes each state's IRC conformity reference.

  • Ban the Box Laws by State and Municipality

    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.

  • Marijuana Laws by State

    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.

  • Work Rules/Handbooks - Examples of Lawful and Unlawful Language

    Work rules and employee handbooks are scrutinized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in its continued enforcement efforts against rules it deems overbroad and infringing on an employee's rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This chart addresses various work rules/handbook policies along with the examples of unlawful and lawful language, as determined by the NLRB.

  • Pennsylvania Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

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

  • 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.

  • Jury Duty Leave Laws by State

    Employers should always be prepared to respond to an employee's request for time off to respond to jury service summons or subpoenas, to attend court for prospective jury service or to serve as a juror. This Quick Reference chart covers each state's various requirements for private employers, including whether an employee needs to meet any eligibility requirements; provide advance notice or documentation requesting time off; and more.

  • California Workplace Notices

    A California employer should ensure compliance with state requirements for workplace notices. This chart contains information regarding California-specific notice requirements.

You said it...

XpertHR is a go-to resource for my company for guidance on HR compliance. Prior to choosing XpertHR, we looked into a few other resources, but in the end it came down to the ease of use and quality of the data, as well as the breadth of information on the site.

Sarah Anderson, HR Manager, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill