Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey, Third Edition

This treatise covers wage and hour laws in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, allowing practitioners to quickly find the information they need. Topics covered include minimum wage and overtime; timing, place and manner of payment to employees; prohibitions on hours worked and mandatory leave; and much more.

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Gregory K. McGillivary


Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey, Third Edition is the complete guide to each state’s wage and hour laws. It covers state laws, regulations, wage orders, and court decisions, and provides analysis to help practitioners interpret and apply each state’s requirements. Its state-by-state analysis includes: minimum wage and overtime; timing, place, and manner of payment to employees; mandatory payments in addition to overtime; prohibitions on hours worked and mandatory leave; enforcement and remedies; defenses; damages; attorneys’ fees litigation; liens specific to unpaid wages; forum; availability of class actions; exemptions; the procedural mechanisms for enforcing violations on a class-wide basis; and more.

The Third Edition updates the two-volume set with the timely addition of new sections on fluctuating workweeks, gap time pay, the treatment of mandatory service charges in the payment of tipped employees, Portal to Portal acts, mandatory paid sick leave laws, and the varying state laws defining joint employment and independent contractors. 

A representative sampling of the Third Edition’s coverage of the broad spectrum of each state’s individual wage and hour and mandatory leave laws covered includes:

  • California’s mandate that on-call time be compensable if employees are required to remain or be nearby the employer’s premises

  • Colorado’s requirement for overtime pay for anyone who works 12 or more consecutive hours

  • Connecticut’s pay equity act, which prohibits employers from punishing employees from discussing their wages with other employees

  • The District of Columbia’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment, requiring employers to provide written notices to all employees with detailed and prescribed information

  • North Carolina’s treatment of overtime for seasonal employees, which conflicts with federal law

  • Montana’s prohibition on tips being counted toward an employee’s minimum wage, and its requirement that service charges be considered tips

  • Washington state’s law mandating rest and meal periods for most workers



Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

Gregory K. McGillivary is a partner in Woodley & McGillivary, Washington DC, where he practices in the areas of fair labor standards law, employment discrimination law, and public sector labor relations law. 


Federal Labor Standards Legislation CommitteeABA Section of Labor and Employment Law 



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