All Items: Wage and Hour

  • Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality

    Enhanced to improve comprehensiveness with the addition of minimum wage ordinances in Los Altos, California, and Bangor, Maine.

  • 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.

  • Breastfeeding Break Requirements by State

    Updated to refine the scope of coverage to include only breastfeeding break laws that apply to private employers.

  • 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.

  • Overtime Variations by State

    This Quick Reference chart describes state overtime requirements. Many states have overtime requirements that are for all intents and purposes the same as those of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - time and a half for all hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. Some states have no overtime requirements. Other states have unique overtime requirements that differ from those of the FLSA.

  • 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.

  • 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.