Take this simple quiz to test your knowledge of employment law. If you ace it, you can be confident in your knowledge of employment law. At the very least, you’ll be able to tell what you can handle on your own, and what you’ll need help with.
Even though many employment laws are handed down by the federal government, state labor agencies also are charged with administering and enforcing such laws. Here is a useful directory of state labor agencies.
Hourly wage and overtime laws vary by state. Some define working time by the week, as in employees cannot work more than 40 hours in a week; others define it per day, so employees cannot work more than 8 hours a day. See what the laws are in your state.