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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Nationwide Compliance Assistance Outreach Effort
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) announced plans for a nationwide, multi-agency compliance assistance outreach effort focused on providing job creators and workers with access to high-quality information about their obligations and rights under the law.
Through the autumn season, Department agencies will host in-person trainings, webinars and other events to promote greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations by workers and job creators.
"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to providing compliance assistance that will aid employers in meeting their obligations to America's workers," said Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella. "We strongly believe that education about workplace rights and responsibilities moves us toward our goal of a safe, productive, and prosperous workforce."
The Office of Compliance Initiatives is part of the Department's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy. It aims to foster a compliance assistance culture within the Department, complement its enforcement efforts, and improve compliance assistance outreach. Through Worker.gov and Employer.gov, OCI provides information about worker rights and employer responsibilities.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.