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Updated Labor Law Resources for Employers

By NicoleD
Published: December 10, 2009

The Department of Labor (DOL) is making it easier for employers to understand and comply with U.S. labor and employment laws. The agency's newly updated Employment Law Guide addresses the new changes in labor policy, including:

  • Increase in the federal minimum wage
  • Expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act for qualified relatives of injured active duty veterans
  • Child labor regulations in the agriculture industry
  • The Defense Base Act, which provides workers' compensation benefits to civilian employees working outside the United States, either on U.S. military bases or under certain contracts with the U.S.

Each chapter in the Employment Law Guide corresponds to the laws addressed in the DOL's FirstStep Advisor, outlining coverage under the law; its basic requirements; employee rights; recordkeeping, reporting, notice and poster requirements; penalties and sanctions for non-compliance; relation to state, local and other federal laws; and contact information for further assistance.

To find more labor law and compliance resources on Business.gov, visit these employment guides:

Message Edited by JamieD on 12-16-2009 10:29 AM

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