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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State Unemployment and Disability Insurance Taxable Wage Bases - 2015

    Most employers pay state unemployment insurance contributions based on the wages they pay to their employees, up to an annual state taxable wage base. This chart provides employers with each state's 2015 unemployment and disability insurance (if applicable) taxable wage base.

  • 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.

  • New Jersey Workplace Notices

    A New Jersey employer should ensure compliance with individual state and local requirements for workplace notices. This chart contains information regarding New Jersey-specific notice requirements.

  • California Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

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

  • 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.

  • Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Couple Benefits by State

    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.

  • Voting Leave Laws by State

    While there is no federal law mandating voting leave, many states require that employers provide employees with time off to vote. This chart lists the voting leave requirements for each state.

  • 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.

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