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Employment Law Guide:
Prepared by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
This Guide describes the major statutes and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and workers. The Guide is designed mainly for those needing "hands-on" information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for businesses.
Statutory and regulatory changes will occur over time, which may affect the information in this Guide. For the latest information on all laws check this site periodically.
Table of contents
Updated: September 2009
I. Wages and Hours Worked
II. Safety and Health Standards
III. Health Benefits, Retirement Standards, and Workers' Compensation
IV. Other Workplace Standards
V. Work Authorization for non-U.S. citizens
VI. Federal Contracts: Working Conditions
VII. Federal Contracts: Equal Opportunity in Employment
INDEX OF LAWS OF PARTICULAR APPLICABILITY TO AN INDUSTRY
Note: Under the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA has issued a number of safety standards that address such matters as field sanitation, overhead protection for operators of agricultural tractors, grain handling facilities, and guarding of farm field equipment and cotton gins. Contact the local OSHA office(http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html) for more detail (1-800-321-OSHA).
Note: Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA sets and enforces construction safety and health standards. Contact the local OSHA office(http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html) for more information (1-800-321-OSHA).