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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  • 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.

  • 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 local minimum wage ordinances that apply to most or all employees who work within a particular jurisdiction.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • District of Columbia Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

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

  • Illinois Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

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

  • New Jersey Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

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

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