How many times have you heard, “There is no such thing as a free lunch”? Well we want to share with you two resources from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) designed to provide “hands-on” information to assist business owners develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for their organization.
FirstStep Overview Advisor
The FirstStep Overview Advisor is designed to assist business owners and employers better understand DOL’s major laws. The employer begins with the FirstStep Overview Advisor. The Advisor walks the user through a series of questions to determine the major DOL administered laws applicable to their organization.
To learn more about the FirstStep Overview Advisor .
Employment Law Guide
The Employment Law Guide is designed to assist business owners and employers who have an solid understanding of the major laws applicable to their organization. The guide outlines in detail the major statutes and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) affecting businesses and workers.
The guide is divided into chapters describing the requirements of each major statute enforced by the Department of Labor. There are seven chapters in the guide. The first five chapters are by the type of labor standard and the last two chapters discuss laws which apply exclusively to employers holding Federal contracts.
Table of Contents
- Wages and Hours Worked
- Safety and Health Standards
- Health Benefits, Retirement Standards, and Workers’ Compensation
- Other Workplace Standards
- Work Authorization for Non-U.S. Citizens
- Federal Contracts: Working Conditions
- Federal Contracts: Equal Opportunity in Employment
Each chapter outlines:
- Employers and employees covered by the statute
- The basic provisions and requirements
- Employee rights
- Recordkeeping, reporting, notice and poster requirements
- Penalties or sanctions for non-compliance
- Relation of the statute to state, local, and other federal laws
- Addition information and compliance assistance from the DOL
The Employment Law Guide is provided as a public resource. It should not be considered a replacement for the U.S. Code, Federal Register, or Code of Federal Regulations. As with all publications, the continual statutory and regulatory changes will require the information in the guide to be updated regularly. To keep up to date on the changes, it is suggested business owners and employers subscribe to the electronic mailing list at www.dol.gov/compliance/CA_subscribe.htm.