Employment Laws & Regulations

Stay Informed on the Current Employment Laws and Regulations

When it comes to employment law, federal and state laws and regulations can change frequently. In order to minimize your civil liability and exposure to regulatory penalties, it is important to ensure that your business is compliant and operating within the law. The links below provide access to a guide with applicable employment laws and additional resources depending on the size of your organization. These guides are not all-inclusive and do not constitute legal advice.

In addition to these guides, you will find links to state department of labor sites and federal laws organized by employment size below this chart.

Employee Laws

This section contains employment laws by the number of employees that are in your company. please click on the appropriate link to download a document containing all the relevant laws that may pertain to your company.

# of EmployeesDescription
Fewer Than 10 EmployeesThis guide contains a majority of the federal employment laws that apply to employers with fewer than 10 employees. Businesses with less than ten employees are not exempt from all federal and state employment laws, so it is important to review which laws and regulations apply to your small business.
14 or Fewer EmployeesThis guide contains a majority of the federal employment laws that apply to employers with 14 or fewer employees. As your business begins to grow, it is important to ensure that you are compliant with any relevant laws and regulations that now apply.
19 or Fewer EmployeesThis guide contains a majority of the federal employment laws that apply to employers with 19 or fewer employees. Don’t lose sight of your compliance goals amidst the excitement and challenges of managing a growing business.
49 or Fewer EmployeesThis guide contains a majority of the federal employment laws that apply to employers with 49 or fewer employees. Don’t let compliance become an afterthought or a quagmire – stay one step ahead and avoid costly penalties!
99 or Fewer EmployeesThis guide contains a majority of the federal employment laws that apply to employers with 99 or fewer employees. Although your business is still technically “small,” failure to comply with employment law can result in oversized penalties. It pays to stay in the know!
100 or More EmployeesThis guide contains a majority of the federal employment laws that apply to employers with 100 or more employees. Even a medium-sized business can successfully manage its compliance, and our HR experts can help you with further guidance and support.

Search By State

Find your state to visit their department of labor/workforce webpages.

Please use the drop-down menu below to search the table by state. If you choose multiple states, the table will display all the states you choose. Once a state is chosen to be filtered, click on the green link that was created below the drop-down in order to remove that state from being filtered.
StateDepartment of Labor
Alabamawww.labor.alabama.gov
Alaskalabor.alaska.gov
Arizonawww.ica.state.az.us
Arkansaswww.labor.ar.gov
Californiawww.dir.ca.gov
Coloradowww.colorado.gov/cdle/labor
Connecticutwww.ctdol.state.ct.us
Delawaredol.delaware.gov
District of Columbia does.dc.gov
Floridawww.stateofflorida.com/employment.aspx
Georgiadol.georgia.gov
Hawaiilabor.hawaii.gov
Idaholabor.idaho.gov
Illinoiswww.illinois.gov
Indianawww.in.gov
Iowawww.iowadivisionoflabor.gov
Kansaswww.dol.ks.gov
Kentuckywww.labor.ky.gov
Louisianawww.laworks.net
Mainewww.state.me.us/labor
Marylandwww.dllr.state.md.us
Massachusettswww.mass.gov/lwd
Michiganwww.michigan.gov/wda
Minnesotawww.dli.mn.gov
Mississippiwww.mdes.ms.gov
Missourilabor.mo.gov
Montanadli.mt.gov
Nebraskadol.nebraska.gov
Nevadahttp://www.laborcommissioner.com/
New Hampshirewww.nh.gov/labor
New Jerseylwd.dol.state.nj.us
New Mexicowww.dws.state.nm.us
New Yorkwww.labor.ny.gov/home
North Carolinawww.nclabor.com
North Dakotawww.nd.gov/labor
Ohiocom.ohio.gov/dico
Oklahomawww.ok.gov/odol
Oregonwww.oregon.gov/boli/pages/index.aspx
Pennsylvaniawww.dli.pa.gov
Rhode Islandwww.dlt.ri.gov
South Carolinawww.llr.state.sc.us
South Dakotadlr.sd.gov
Tennesseewww.tn.gov/workforce
Texaswww.twc.state.tx.us
Utahwww.laborcommission.utah.gov
Vermontlabor.vermont.gov
Virginiawww.doli.virginia.gov
Washingtonwww.lni.wa.gov
West Virginiawww.wvlabor.com/newwebsite/Pages/index.html
Wisconsindwd.wisconsin.gov
Wyomingdoe.wyo.gov

Laws by Number of Employees

If you want more information on employee laws, please scroll to the top of this page to find the section that contains the number of employees that are in your company and click on the button to download a document containing all the relevant laws that may pertain to your company.

LawCompany TypeNumber of Employees
Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)Private and Public1 or More
Economic Growth & Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA)Private and Public1 or More
Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA)Private1 or More
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)Private1 or More
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection ProceduresPrivate and Public1 or More
Equal Pay Act (EPA)Private and Public1 or More
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)Private and Public1 or More
Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax & "The Code")Private and Public1 or More
Labor-Management Relations Act (LMRA or Taft-Hartley Act)Private1 or More
Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act (LMRDA)Private1 or More
Portal to Portal ActPrivate and Public1 or More
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)Private and Public1 or More
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA)Private and Public1 or More
Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)Private and Public1 or More
National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Wagner Act)Private1 or More
Sarbanes-Oxley ActPublicly traded companies1 or More
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)Private, Public, Contractors1 or More
Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActPrivate and Public1 or More
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)Private1 or More
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Private and Public15 or More
Pregnancy Discrimination ActPrivate and Public15 or More
Title VII of Civil Rights ActPrivate and Public15 or More
GINA – Genetic Information DiscriminationPrivate and Public15 or More
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)Private and Public20 or More
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)Private20 or More
Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)Private and Public20 or More
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Private and Public50 or More
Davis-Bacon Act (DBA)Federal Contractors50 or More
Drug-Free Workplace ActFederal Contractors50 or More
Executive Order 11246, 11375, 11478Federal Contractors and Subs50 or More
Executive Order 12138Federal Contractors and Subs50 or More
Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)Federal Contractors and Subs50 or More
Walsh-Healey Act (Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act PCA)Federal Contractors50 or More
EEO-1 ReportPrivate100 or More
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)Private, Public, Non-profit100 or More
Federal Insurance Contributions Act of 1935 (FICA)Private, Public1 or More
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007Private, Public1 or More
Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996Private, Public1 or More
Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973Federal1 or More
Copeland Act of 1934Federal1 or More
Service Contract Act (1965)Federal1 or More
Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA)Federal1 or More