State Standards

Our state standards tools help members stay on top of evolving state and local compliance requirements. 

Equal Pay

The federal Equal Pay Act prohibits sex-based differentials in employee compensation between men and women who work in the same establishment and perform the same job or jobs requiring “equal skill, effort, and responsibility” under “similar working conditions.” Pay equity proponents have criticized the Act as too narrow in scope and too employer-friendly, but to this point have not been able to convince congress to change the law. In the meantime, a number of states have enacted laws designed to strengthen equal pay protections. CWC’s State Equal Pay Chart helps members quickly see which states have enacted equal pay laws and provides summaries of each law’s specific requirements.

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State Standards
Interactive Map

Access our interactive map to identify state and local compliance requirements by jurisdiction or issue.

State Standards Resources

Download helpful summaries and explanations of pressing state and local workplace compliance issues.


State Standards Network

Engage with fellow members on state and local issues through our dedicated online Connect community.