While the majority of state and federal employment and labor laws apply to day laborers, the short term nature of the job and the multiple entities involved in the employment relationship call for legislative reforms addressing the specific needs of day laborers. This Guide provides policy advocates and day labor organizers with a step-by-step guide to drafting day labor legislation. Each step discusses important principles and the specific elements to advocate for in protective day labor legislation. The Guide provides organizers and advocates with model language to propose to policy makers for each of the elements. The appendix offers a chart surveying existing state laws protecting day laborers and regulating day labor agencies.