All Items: Wage and Hour

  • Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality

    Updated to reflect the 2018 annual inflation adjustments to the minimum wages in Alaska and Florida.

  • Overtime Variations by State

    Updated to reflect an amendment to Oregon's daily overtime requirements, effective August 8, 2017.

  • Day of Rest Requirements by State

    Many states have "day of rest" laws, which require an employer to provide employees with a day of rest on Sundays, on their Sabbath, or when they have worked a certain number of hours or days in a row. This chart contains information about each state's requirements for days of rest, as well as employee coverage and exemptions.

  • Breastfeeding Break Requirements by State

    Updated to reflect expanded protections for breastfeeding employees in Nevada, effective July 1, 2017.

  • Meal and Rest Break Requirements by State

    This Quick Reference chart provides details about state meal and rest break requirements, including information about which employees are entitled to a break, the required duration of the breaks, and available exemptions.

  • Show-Up Time / Reporting Time Requirements by State

    This chart summarizes state "show-up time" or "reporting time" laws requiring payment to employees who report for duty but are not provided work.

  • Workplace Practices of Exempt and Nonexempt Employees

    Sometimes employees who are classified as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) need to be reclassified as nonexempt. This Quick Reference chart provides details about the differences in workplace practices regarding employees classified as exempt or nonexempt.

  • Child Labor Working Hour Restrictions by State

    This Quick Reference chart provides details about state restrictions on the hours during which minors may work: the maximum number of hours and/or days a minor may work per week; the maximum number of hours a minor may work per day; and certain timing restrictions such as the times of day during which minors may work and any restrictions forbidding a minor from working while school is in session.

  • Paying Employees During Workplace Closures

    This Quick Reference chart addresses some of the most common scenarios for determining whether employees need to be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when employers close down their workplaces or when employees are unable or unwilling to work because of a snowstorm, hurricane or other natural disaster.

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Key facts for employers and HR relating to wages and hours.