State Employment and Labor Laws


Small Business Employee Handbook

Welcome to Employment Law Handbook.  Since 2008, has been the resource to help you and your small business find everything from information on state and federal laws to finding an attorney to assist you. Designed to assist employers and employees find answers to employment and labor law questions, Employment Law Handbook also covers many different areas of labor law including wage payment, discrimination, workplace safety, unemployment, and many others.

You can search the site for laws that pertain to a particular state, or you could discover the trends in current meal and break laws. Information on specific laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, is also available. Browse our dozens of categories covering employment and labor law topics such as fringe benefits, leave laws, bereavement leave, overtime, discrimination, severance pay, uniforms, retaliation and whistleblower laws, OSHA, NLRA information, and more via our Employment and Labor Law Topics page.

Enjoy convenient, easy access to information regarding the laws of a specific state; get started by clicking on a state on our State Employment and Labor Laws page. Each state has its own laws regarding employment in addition to federal laws, so it’s important that employers and employees understand the laws that govern their particular states. Employees remain more satisfied and perform much better when they know and understand what policies apply when they are working. And an employee handbook is the most efficient way to communicate those policies. We also provide links to State Departments of Labor that are responsible for administering laws that are state-specific, along with federal laws that govern in every state.

If you are either an employee or an employer and feel you may need an attorney, either to answer questions you have or to possibly represent you in a court of law, our attorney directory may be of service. No question is too small to contact an attorney for help with it; it is better to contact a professional through Employment Law Handbook when an issue or question is “small” rather than when it has escalated into something larger that is more difficult to handle.

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