Federal, state, and local governments adopt labor and employment laws to protect the rights, health, and compensation of workers. As a general rule, federal laws supersede state and local laws. However, state and local laws can supplement or provide additional protections to employees and impose additional requirements that employers must follow. When a conflict exists between federal and local requirements, the U.S. Department of Labor instructs employers to follow the law that provides the highest protection or greater benefit to the employee.
We recently released several new State Employment Law Guides designed to provide employers with a reference of key state labor and employment laws. Employers can use the content in these guides to learn more about their obligations and liability under state law. When possible, these guides include direct links to agency guidance and official posters, notices, and forms.
Click the following links to access our new State Employment Law Guides: