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Department Of Labor Issues New Employer Guide

Volume 8, Issue 15
December 11, 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor recently updated its Employment Law Guide, an online publication that describes the major employment laws administered by the DOL. It is designed to assist small businesses in developing wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies, and to outline worker rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws. The Employment Law Guide is a companion to the department's FirstStep overview advisor, an online system that allows employers to quickly and easily determine which federal employment laws apply to them by answering a few simple questions about relevant variables. Both are available at http://www.dol.gov/elaws or http://www.dol.gov/compliance.

Employer Report articles are for general information only; they are not intended and should not be construed to be legal advice. Reading or replying to such articles does not establish an attorney-client relationship. In addition, because the subject matters and applicable laws discussed in Employer Report articles are often in a state of change and not always applicable to every type of business entity or organization, readers should consult with counsel before making decisions based on the same.