Labor & Employment Law

  Definitions and hyperlinks to official government websites with detailed information on labor and employment laws and regulations.  

  The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is enforced by the Department of Labor (DOL).  It provides eligible employees unpaid leave during any 12-month period for any of the following reasons: for the birth and care of the newborn child, for placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care, to care for an immediate family member, or to take medical leave.  
  The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Home page is operated by the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial facilities.  
  The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliated Act (COBRA) amends the ERISA. COBRA provides for the continuation of group health coverage for certain former employees, retirees, spouses, and dependent children.  
  The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) sets uniform minimum standards to assure that employee benefit plans are established and maintained in a fair and financially sound manner.  
Federal Minimum Wage Rate
  The federal minimum wage requirements are regulated by the Department of Labor (DOL).  
  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC enforces the principal federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination.  
  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.   
  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to enforce the National Labor Relations Act.  The NLRB conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees want union representation and investigate and remedy unfair labor practices by employers and unions.  
  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a division of the DOL.  OSHA investigates and enforces the OSH Act of 1970.  
DOL Required Postings
  This link provides the postings that are required by the Department of Labor (DOL).  
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