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As I was getting caught up on last week’s email, I came across a News Release from the U.S. Department of Labor. In this Release, the DOL touted “cross-agency effort complements the Department’s enforcement activities by strengthening and innovating compliance assistance outreach.”
In plain English, there’s a new website called Employer.gov. The DOL says that, on Employer.gov, you’ll find “easy-to-understand information about their responsibilities under federal laws and regulations.”
I checked it out for myself. And while I’m not worried about my day job anytime soon, there are some basic resources here that could save you a call to an attorney — and possibly result in fewer hits on my blog.
You’ll find DOL information to help you begin to answer the following questions:
What do I need to know about ensuring a safe and healthy workplace?
How can I understand my obligations as my small business grows?
How can I ensure my employees are informed of their rights? (e.g. what posters am I required to display?)
- What can I do to ensure equal opportunity in the workplace? (This page is under construction.)
What additional obligations do I have as a Federal contractor? (This page is also under construction. In the meantime, OFCCP has a bunch of helpful information.)
- Are there special protections for veterans and service members? (This page too is under construction. In the meantime, visit the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service or the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs for more information.)
Ok, so there are four decent resources and three more to come. In the meantime, you can check out the DOL’s other new resource, Worker.gov. Worker.gov includes information on employment discrimination, safe workplaces, veterans rights, organized labor, and wage and hour.