Q: Where Can I Find the Employment Laws for My State?

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

District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaii
NevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew Mexico
New YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhio
OklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island
South CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexas
West VirginiaWisconsinWyomingGuam
Puerto RicoVirgin 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:


  • Murphy McCann

    Our company is looking into using Gusto Payroll for our employee but we have an employee in Puerto Rico. Just wondering if Gusto Software can accommodate this.

    • Gusto Editors

      Hi Murphy — we currently only support the 50 U.S. states and not U.S. territories.


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