Tuesday, September 06, 2005

DOL Releases Updated Compliance Assistance Tool: The Employment Law Guide

This week the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of an updated version of the Employment Law Guide. Located at www.dol.gov/compliance/guide, this publication helps the regulated community, particularly small businesses, understand their rights and responsibilities under the major federal employment laws administered by the Department.
Updated to reflect recent regulatory and statutory changes, the new Employment Law Guide summarizes coverage, basic requirements, employee rights, compliance assistance available and penalties for non-compliance for each of DOL’s most widely applicable laws. Written in plain language - not legalese - it is geared toward employers needing introductory information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for their businesses.
The Guide will be available in print, for free, in October. To order a copy, call DOL’s Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL. The Spanish version will be available online at www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/ and in print later this fall.