Labor and Employment

State Labor Departments

By Sachi Barreiro, Attorney, University of San Francisco School of Law
Locate your state labor department responsible for wage and hour laws, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, and more.

Most states have agencies responsible for enforcing state wage and hour laws, including those regarding minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest breaks, tips, pay docking, final paychecks, and more. While these agencies have different names, they are often called the state department of labor. Many of these agencies also handle workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, and health and safety matters. To learn more about the rules in your state, or to file a claim, contact your state agency by selecting the link provided below.

States Beginning with the Letter

- A through D
- F through I
- K through M
- N through O
- P through T
- U through W

A through D

- Alabama Department of Industrial Relations
- Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Arizona Industrial Commission
- Arkansas Department of Labor
- California Department of Industrial Relations (Division of Labor Standards Enforcement)
- Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
- Connecticut Department of Labor
- Delaware Department of Labor
- District of Columbia Department of Employment Services

F through I

- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
- Georgia Department of Labor
- Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
- Idaho Department of Labor
- Illinois Department of Labor
- Indiana Department of Labor
- Iowa Division of Labor

K through M

- Kansas Department of Labor
- Kentucky Labor Cabinet
- Louisiana Workforce Commission
- Maine Department of Labor
- Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations
- Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development
- Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
- Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
- Mississippi Department of Employment Security
- Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
- Montana Department of Labor & Industry

N through O

- Nebraska Department of Labor
- Nevada Labor Commissioner
- New Hampshire Department of Labor
- New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
- New York Department of Labor
- North Carolina Department of Labor
- North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights
- Ohio Division of Industrial Compliance
- Oklahoma Department of Labor
- Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries

P through T

- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
- Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
- South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
- South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation
- Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
- Texas Workforce Commission

U through W

- Utah Labor Commission
- Vermont Department of Labor
- Virginia Department of Labor & Industry
- Washington Department of Labor and Industry
- West Virginia Division of Labor
- Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
- Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

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