Where can I find the employment laws for my state?

Heads up: This article provides general information but it’s not legal advice. Please consult an HR expert or employment attorney for specific guidance on your business and situation.

You can find the employment laws for your state by visiting its Department of Labor website. Use the table below to find your state:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas
California Colorado Connecticut Delaware
District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine
Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Guam
Puerto Rico Virgin Islands

Why should I worry about my state’s employment laws?

You need to make sure you’re compliant with your state’s labor and employment laws. Though

Federal employment laws apply across the US, each state has its own local set of rules and regulations that affect companies doing business in that state. State labor laws either:

  • Clarify a vague point in Federal law; or
  • Add further rules and regulations on top of Federal law.

In particular, states have widely varying rules around issues such as:

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