Our state comparison charts are gleaned from BLR’s publication, 50 Employment Laws in 50 States. This publication is a compilation of brief summaries of state laws on the most important areas of employment law.
Each of the 50 areas begins with a question about a specific aspect of employment law — for example, state requirements that exceed federal law, wage and hour requirements, or areas where states typically differ widely from each other. The “answers” are presented state by state. To view the materials in chart format, download the PDF version.
The “answers” were provided by members of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN), an HR Hero®-sponsored organization linking top employment law practitioners at leading firms in each of the 50 states and Canada. HR Hero® is a division of BLR® and also publishes a monthly state-specific Employment Law Letter that is written and edited by the ECN member law firms in each state. For more information on the ECN, see http://www.employerscounsel.net.
These charts cover state specific laws. For local ordinances, please visit the topic analysis page on these specific topics.