To protect workers and employers, labor laws set standards for minimum wage, overtime, child labor, wage payment, farm labor, discrimination and more. Make sure your business is following the law.

Layoff assistance and WARN notices

The Idaho Department of Labor can help with layoffs including downsizing as a result of foreign trade. WARN notices are required to give workers at least 60 days notice before mass layoffs.
Learn more.

Agricultural services

All farm labor contractors in Idaho must be licensed to hire migrant or seasonal agricultural workers and minimum wage is required with a few exceptions.
Learn more.

The Idaho Human Rights Commission

The Commission administers state and federal anti-discrimination laws in Idaho.
Learn more.

State and federal labor laws

State laws

Federal laws

Davis-Bacon Act

The federal Davis Bacon Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay at least minimum wage — the prevailing wage — and fringe benefits to anyone working directly on construction, alteration or repair including painting and decorating of public buildings or public works under federal contracts. Davis-Bacon prevailing wages are determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor and are based on wages and fringe benefits paid to laborers working on similar projects in the same area.

The Davis-Bacon Act is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Labor. To contact a regional U.S. Labor office call:

Northern Idaho – (509) 353-2793 or (866) 487-9243
All other areas in Idaho – (208) 321-2987 or (503) 326-3057

Find more information at the U.S. Department of Labor website.

Contact a department law representative

Have a question about Idaho’s labor laws or a wage claim? Get help from one of the following contacts.

Boise/Central Idaho Area

Anita Metro
Labor Compliance Officer
Phone: (208) 696-2419
Fax: (208) 639-3257
317 W. Main St.
Boise ID 83735-0030

Canyon County/Western Idaho Area

Marina Reynoso
Labor Compliance Officer
Phone: (208) 696-5360
Fax: (208) 639-3257
4514 Thomas Jefferson Ave.
Caldwell ID 83605-5100

Kootenai County/Northern Idaho Area

Martina Phillips
Labor Compliance Officer
Phone:(208) 696-5314
Fax: (208) 639-3257
600 N. Thornton St.
Post Falls, ID 83854

Pocatello/Southeastern Idaho Area

Artie L. Holmes
Program Supervisor
Labor Compliance Officer
Phone: (208) 696-2404
Fax: (208) 639-3257
430 N 5th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83205-4087

Idaho Falls/Eastern Idaho Area

Paul Withers
Labor Compliance Officer
Phone: (208) 696-5614
Fax: (208) 639-3257
1515 East Lincoln Road
Idaho Falls, ID 83401-2129

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