The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) tracks sate legislation on 34 labor-related topics. Below is a summary of major state labor laws enacted in the previous calendar year that fall under those categories. The summary is also accompanied by a chart that lists the bill numbers of each piece of enacted legislation, by the labor legislation categories that are tracked by WHD.
Previously, this information was published on an annual basis in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Monthly Labor Review. State labor legislation articles from previous years have been archived under the subject category of “State Government” in the Monthly Labor Review Archive, http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/subject/s.htm.
Summary of State Labor Legislation Enacted in 2013
- The timeframe of this report covers legislative activity from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
- In 2013, all 50 states and the District of Columbia met in regular legislative session. A number of states also met in special sessions to address issues of particular interest or immediate necessity.
- During the reporting timeframe of this report, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted or amended labor legislation relevant to the categories tracked by WHD.
- A total of 300 bills were introduced and then enacted by the states and the District of Columbia, encompassing 30 of the 34 legislative categories tracked by WHD.
- The 34 legislative categories that were tracked in 2013 are:
Enacted State Labor Legislation – Senate & House Bills
Interim Report for 2013 (01/01/2013 –12/31/2013)
States Agriculture Child Labor State DOL Discharge of Employee Drug & Alcohol Testing EEO Employment Agency Employee Leasing Family Leave Issues Garment Activity Genetic Testing Hours Worked Human Trafficking Immigration Legislation Independent Contractor Inmate Labor Living Wage - Statewide Minimum Wage & Tipped Wages Off-site Work Other Legislation Overtime Overtime Health Care Plant Closing Preference of Employees Prevailing Wage Right to Work Time Off from Work Unfair Labor Practice Wages Paid Whistleblower Workers With Disabilities Worker Privacy Workplace Security Workplace Violence Total # of Enacted Bills 2 6 3 5 11 19 3 1 3 0 0 1 34 4 8 3 0 9 1 17 3 0 3 9 20 1 9 4 29 10 1 52 6 2 Total # of States that Enacted Bills in this Category 2 6 3 5 9 15 3 1 3 0 0 1 25 4 6 3 0 8 1 11 3 0 3 9 10 1 8 3 17 9 1 29 3 2 Alabama S-268 S-66 Alaska Arizona S-1087 SCR-1009 H-2392 Arkansas H-1384 H-1203
S-1036 S-533 H-1575 S-805 H-1248
California S-168 A-533 A-449 A-556
S-252 A-242 S-612
A-752 A-10 A-1386
Colorado H-1136 H-1222 H-1195 H-1008 H-1046
Connecticut H-5666 S-387 H-6508 S-835 S-906
Delaware H-21 H-22
District of Columbia B-161 Florida H-7145 H-1325
Georgia H-141 S-160 H-244 Hawaii S-535 H-144 H-919 S-322 Idaho S-1123 Illinois H-1 H-1370 S-1475 H-923
S-1568 H-2591 S-1921
Indiana S-153 S-509 S-213 H-1219
Iowa Kansas H-2302
H-2069 H-2022 S-81 Kentucky H-3 Louisiana H-583 S-153 HCR-178
S-8 H-44 Maine H-824 H-85 H-653 H-86
H-933 H-136 S-405 H-650 S-12 H-1130
H-795 Massachusetts H-1839 Michigan H-4952 H-108 S-174 H-4966
Minnesota S-523 S-1307 S-840 H-748 H-542 Mississippi H-673 Missouri S-16 H-34 Montana H-478
S-30 H-13 H-226 S-185 H-464 H-40 Nebraska Nevada A-185 A-181 A-67
S-506 A-12 S-127 New Hampshire S-173 New Mexico H-101 H-216 H-304 S-352 H-443
S-371 New Jersey A-3352 ACR-199 A-2648 A-2878 New York S-4762 S-2607 A-4359 North Carolina S-542 S-122
H-786 H-767 H-214
North Dakota S-2062 S-2127 H-1056
S-2113 Ohio Oklahoma S-396 S-5 H-1058 S-1031 H-1325
H-2903 Oregon H-3315 S-135 S-821 H-2902 H-2950 S-673 H-2669
S-1 H-3342 H-2207
H-2654 Pennsylvania Rhode Island H-5696
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee S-833 H-501 S-1209 S-1017 S-667 H-1223 S-83
Texas S-965 S-1286 H-2015 H-3739 H-1259 H-2924 H-483 H-1632
Utah S-99 H-163 S-22 S-142 S-95 H-100 Vermont H-99 H-280 S-7 Virginia H-1681 H-2061 H-2088 H-1889
Washington S-5056 H-1291
S-5142 S-5770 S-5577 S-5211
West Virginia H-2814 H-2361 S-355 Wisconsin Wyoming H-133 H-79 H-221