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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pay Frequency and Lag Time Requirements by State

    State wage payment laws control how often employees must be paid as well as how soon they must be paid after they perform services for an employer. This Quick Reference chart summarizes state requirements regarding pay frequency, lag time and noncompliance penalties.

  • Termination Pay Requirements by State

    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.

  • 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.

  • Taxation of Supplemental Wages by State

    This Quick Reference chart provides employers with an overview of the current method required to be used in each state to withhold state income taxes from supplemental wage payments made to employees.

  • New Hampshire Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

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

  • Health Care Continuation Coverage (Mini-COBRA) Laws by State

    This chart helps employers understand each state's health care continuation coverage requirements. These so-called "mini-COBRA" laws cover smaller employers or may otherwise provide greater rights than the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).

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