50-State Charts

At-a-glance coverage of legal requirements across all 50 states and select municipalities.

This tool helps you:

  • Review key facts, rates and legal requirements quickly and easily.
  • Compare minimum wage rates and paid sick leave variations across multiple locations.
  • Keep up to date with new developments and trending issues.
  • Export charts into easily customizable Excel spreadsheets.

Access a sample 50-State Chart now on Leave Laws by State.

All Items: Employment Laws and Applicability

  • Required Employee Handbook Policies by State and Municipality

    Updated to include the Sick and Safe Time Notice of Employee Rights Handbook Addendum: Minneapolis, Minnesota; and to remove the Paid Sick Leave Handbook Statement: Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the Sick and Safe Time Notice of Employee Rights Handbook Addendum fulfills the handbook requirement.

  • Municipal Preemption Laws by State

    Updated to reflect California's paid sick and safe leave law partial preemption requirement, effective January 1, 2024.

  • Mini-WARN Laws by State and Municipality

    Updated to reflect amendments to the New York WARN Act regulations, effective June 21, 2023.

  • Franchisor Protection Laws by State

    This chart indicates whether a state has a law that protects franchisors from liability for the labor and employment-related violations committed by franchisees and their workers

About This Category

State-by-state listings of key labor and employment laws applicable to private employers based on number of employees.