State Standards

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

Wage Theft

“Wage theft” is the common term used by worker rights advocates when an employer denies or workers’ wages that are legally or contractually due to them. Typical examples include failure to pay overtime, making illegal deductions in pay, requiring employees to work off-the-clock, and not paying minimum wage. CWC's Wage Theft Laws tool summarizes employer requirements such as providing written notice to new hires, and in some cases current employees, outlining such things as the employee’s rate of pay, the time/date when a paycheck will be received, and the amounts of paycheck deductions.

Download State Standard

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.