Number of
Employees*
Applicable Laws, Regulations
Owner & 1+
  • State & Federal Wage & Hour Laws
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • ERISA
  • Jury Duty
  • Hiring Notice Obligations
  • Drug Testing
  • Record Retention
  • Military Leave
  • I-9 Form
  • Polygraph
  • Garnishments
Owner & 3 +
  • State Fair Employment Practice Laws (i.e., state discrimination laws regarding pregnancy, race, religion, age, sex, disability, etc.)
  • Posting requirements regarding sexual harassment prevention
Owner & 5+**
  • Smoke-free Workplace
Owner & 10+
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
Owner & 15 +
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Owner & 20+***
  • COBRA (Federal)
Owner & 25+
  • State Mandated Health & Safety Committee.
Owner & 50+
  • State mandated sexual harassment prevention training
  • Federal Family Medical Leave Act
  • Written Affirmative Action Plan (for federal contractors)
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Paid sick leave
Owner & 75+
  • State Family Medical Leave Act
Owner & 100 +
  • Federal WARN Act
  • VETS-100 form
  • EEO-1
  • State Plant Closing Law

*Some obligations may be imposed regardless of size, i.e., if the company: is a federal contractor, provides employee benefits such as a pension plan, union organized or governed by OSHA regulations due to a particular industry or occupation; Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing, or any other regulations that may apply.

**Employers with four or fewer must have at least one work area where smoking is prohibited.

***Employers with fewer than twenty (20) employees that provide group health insurance have state insurance continuation obligations similar to COBRA.