State Laws & Charts

And on the 7th day they rested

February 20, 2018

Day-of-rest laws, guaranteeing employees a day of rest on “the seventh day,” have been around for a long time. Under the old blue laws, that usually meant Sunday. But what does it mean now, when workweeks can begin and end on any day of the week?

Here’s the scoop on what you need to know to ensure a smooth year-end process, plus a chart summarizing each state’s W-2 e-filing thresholds and due dates.

Use this chart to determine whether you must report health benefits on employees’ W-2s.

Who needs Halloween when year-end seems to arrive like a witch riding on a broomstick—all at once. Take a few minutes now and you won’t stir up a cauldron of trouble later.
To ensure that you stay on the right side of worker classificiation, this chart lists the states and the tests they use to determine workers’ status.
The coming of another school year doesn’t just fill kids with anxiety. Parents want to know whether they can take time off to attend a school play, parent-teacher conference or stay home when their kids have the sniffles. Now is the time to assess whether your work-life benefits are up to snuff.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that penalty wages, in addition to final wages, were due to a retiree whose final pay was late. PLUS: a 2017 all-states chart on penalty wages.
This chart depicts what you must do with an employer’s leftover vacation upon termination.
This chart depicts direct deposit and paycard regulations for all 50 states.
Your guide to rules on mandatory breaks in each state.