• Thresholds for State and Federal Employment Law Coverage
  • September 28, 2017
  • Businesses must follow different state and federal employment laws based on the number of employees. This can be confusing, as different laws have different thresholds. Below is a listing of the thresholds for each applicable state and federal law.

    STATE

    • Unemployment = 1 employee
    • Worker’s Compensation = 1 employee
    • State minimum wage = 2 employees
    • Indiana Civil Rights (Ind. Code 22-9 et seq.) = 6 employees
      • Age and disability discrimination

    FEDERAL

    • Social Security = 1 employee
    • OHSA = 1 employee
    • Federal Minimum Wage = 1 employee
    • Civil Rights (Title VII) = 15 employees
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) = 15 employees
    • Age Discrimination = 20 employees
    • COBRA (Health Insurance Extension) = 20 employees
    • Family Leave (under Family Medical Leave Act) = 50 employees
    Business owners and human resource professionals should keep this list readily available. As a business grows or contracts it will need to be mindful of the applicable state and federal laws that apply to the business. For more information about employment law coverage contact a member of the Labor & Employment group at Barrett McNagny.