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.

  • Unemployment and Disability Insurance Taxable Wage Bases by State

    Most employers pay state unemployment insurance contributions based on the wages they pay to their employees, up to an annual state taxable wage base. Five states also have disability insurance systems with employer and/or employee contributions tied to a taxable wage base. This chart provides employers with each state's current unemployment and disability insurance (if applicable) taxable wage base.

  • Annual FUTA Credit-Reduction Rates by State

    This chart lists the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) credit-reduction states for the current year, along with each state's respective credit-reduction amount and net FUTA rate. Employers paying wages subject to FUTA tax in the listed states will owe a greater amount of the tax when they file their fourth quarter Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Leave Laws by State

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

  • Permitted and Prohibited Pay Deductions by State

    An employer must comply with any state wage payment law that is stricter than the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This chart summarizes each state's law regarding the types of pay deductions employers are permitted, or not permitted, to make and the penalties that apply if an employer fails to comply with the law.

  • Federal Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

    This quick reference chart will aid an employer in ensuring compliance with federal notice-posting requirements.

  • Social Security and Medicare Tax Rates and Benefit Amounts

    Employers and employees each contribute into the Social Security retirement system via Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes. This Quick Reference chart provides employers with a comparison of the current and prior year Social Security taxable wage base, FICA tax rates and Social Security benefit amounts.

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