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DOL Creates Office of Compliance Initiatives, New Websites

BY: APA Staff | 10/18/18

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has created the Office of Compliance Initiatives as a cross-agency effort to complement the DOL’s “enforcement activities by strengthening and innovating compliance assistance outreach.” The initiative also launched two new websites (for employers and workers) with resources to assess compliance with federal labor law and regulations [DOL News Release, 8-28-18].

What’s on Employer.gov

The website employer.gov provides employers with easy-to-understand information about their responsibilities under federal labor laws and regulations. The website highlights seven employer topics: pay and benefits; workplace safety and health; small businesses; required posters; nondiscrimination; federal contractor requirements; and veteran and service member employment.

What’s on Worker.gov

The website worker.gov provides employers a centralized base of information on federal labor laws that protect workers. The Wage Rights tab links to information on how workers can address common concerns, including not being paid for time worked, not being paid at least minimum wage or for overtime, employers failing to keep records of employees’ hours or pay, and not getting family or medical leave.

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