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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor LogoDepartment of Labor: Mission: 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.

Topics:

Agencies: Administrative Review BoardBenefits Review BoardBureau of International Labor AffairsBureau of Labor StatisticsEmployee Benefits Security AdministrationEmployees' Compensation Appeals BoardEmployment & Training AdministrationMine Safety & Health AdministrationOccupational Safety & Health AdministrationOffice of Administrative Law JudgesOffice of Congressional & Intergovernmental AffairsOffice of Disability Employment PolicyOffice of Federal Contract Compliance ProgramsOffice of Inspector General ♦ Office of Labor-Management StandardsOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Administration & ManagementOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Policy ♦ Office of the Chief Financial OfficerOffice of the Solicitor ♦ Office of Workers' Compensation ProgramsOmbudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program ♦ Pension Benefit Guaranty CorporationVeterans Employment & Training ServiceWage & Hour DivisionWomen's Bureau 

Quick Links: How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?Industry-Recognized Apprentice Programs ♦ Apprenticeship FinderWorker.govEmployer.govFamily & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)Workplace PostersMinimum Wage

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BOARD (ARB)

Administrative Review Board: ARB issues final agency decisions in cases arising from worker protection laws, including whistleblower and public contract laws. The Secretary of Labor has granted authority and assigned responsibility to the Board to issue final agency decisions after review or on appeal of matters arising under a wide range of employee protection laws. The jurisdiction of the Board includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of law: environmental, transportation, and securities whistleblower protection; temporary immigration programs; child labor; employment discrimination; job training; and federal construction and service contracts. The Board’s cases generally arise on appeal from decisions by Department of Labor Administrative Law Judges or determinations by the Administrator of the Department’s Wage and Hour Division. Depending upon the statute at issue, parties may appeal the Board’s decisions to federal district or appellate courts and ultimately to the United States Supreme Court. The mission of the Board is to do justice under the law by rendering legally correct and well-reasoned appellate decisions in a timely and efficient manner, treating all those who come before the Board fairly and impartially.

Resources: Rules of Practice & ProcedureElectronic Filing & Electronic ServiceDelegation of AuthorityFrequently Asked QuestionsLaws & Regulations - CFR

Decisions & Briefs: Board Decisions by DateBoard Decisions by NameBriefs

BENEFITS REVIEW BOARD (BRB)

Benefits Review Board: created by Congress in 1972 to review appeals of administrative law judges’ decisions arising under the Black Lung Benefits Act, Title IV of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, 30 U.S.C. §901 et seq., and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. §901 et seq., and its extensions, including the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. §1331 et seq., the Defense Base Act, 42 U.S.C. §1651 et seq., and the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, 5 U.S.C. §8171 et seq. The Board has authority to resolve appeals under these statutes, filed by any party-in-interest, which raise a substantial question of law or fact, and it reviews the decisions of administrative law judges in order to determine whether the findings are supported by substantial evidence and are in accordance with law. The Board’s decisions may be appealed to the U.S. Courts of Appeals in the circuit where the injury arose, and from there to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Board, by statute, consists of five Members appointed by the Secretary of Labor, one of whom is designated as Chairman and Chief Administrative Appeals Judge.

Resources: Notice of Appeal RightsFrequently Asked QuestionsElectronic Filing & Electronic Service

Decisions: Published Black Lung DecisionsUnpublished Black Lung DecisionsPublished Longshore DecisionsUnpublished Longshore Decisions

Library/Reference Work: Black Lung DeskbookBlack Lung Circuit ListLongshore DeskbookLongshore Circuit ListCircuit Court OutlineRegulationsRelated Sites

BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL LABOR AFFAIRS (ILAB)

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS (BLS)

Bureau of Labor Statistics LogoBureau of Labor Statistics: BLS measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making. Fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the field of labor economics and statistics. Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.


Inflation & Prices: Consumer Price IndexProducer Price Indexes Import/Export Price Indexes Contract Escalation Price Index Research

Pay & Benefits: Employment Costs  National Compensation Data Wage Data by Area & Occupation Earnings by Demographics Earnings by Industry County Wages Benefits Compensation Research Strikes & Lockouts

Spending & Time Use: Consumer Expenditures How Americans Spend Time

Unemployment: National Unemployment Rate State & Local Unemployment Rates Unemployment Research

Employment: National Employment State & Local Employment County Employment Green Goods & Services Worker Characteristics Employment Projections Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey Employment by Occupation Work Experience Over Time  Business Employment Dynamics Foreign Direct Investment  Employment Research

Workplace Injuries

Occupational Requirements

Productivity: Labor Productivity & Costs Multifactor ProductivityProductivity Research

International: International Technical CooperationImport/Export Price Indexes

Geographic Information: New England (Boston)New York-New Jersey (NY City)Mid-Atlantic (Philadelphia)Southeast (Atlanta)Midwest (Chicago)Southwest (Dallas)Mountain-Plains (Kansas City)West (San Francisco)


Data Retrieval Tools: BLS Popular Series Series Report Top Picks, One Screen, Multi-Screen, Maps & Calculators Data Finder Public Data API

Customized Tables: U.S. Economy at a Glance Regions, States & Areas at a Glance Industry at a Glance Text Files News Release Tables

More Sources of Data: Restricted Data AccessDiscontinued Databases Questions & Answers Special Notices


Latest Publications: The Economics Daily Monthly Labor Review Beyond the Numbers   Spotlight on Statistics Reports ♦ Commissioner's Corner Videos   Career OutlookOccupational Outlook Handbook Geographic Profile Handbook Methods Research Papers Copyright Information Contact & Help  Weekly Update

Economic Releases: Latest ReleasesMajor Economic IndicatorsSchedules for News Releases (By Month | By News Release | Current Year | Prior Years) ♦ Archived News ReleasesEmployment & Unemployment ( Monthly | Quarter, Annual & Other) ♦ Inflation & PricesPay & Benefits & Workplace InjuriesProductivity & TechnologyEmployment ProjectionsRegional News Releases

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (EBSA)

Employee Benefits Security Administration: EBSA is committed to educating and assisting the nearly 154 million workers, retirees and their families covered by approximately 722,000 private retirement plans, 2.5 million health plans, and 885,000 other welfare benefit plans holding approximately $11.1 trillion in assets; as well as plan sponsors and members of the employee benefits community. EBSA balances proactive enforcement with compliance assistance and works diligently to provide quality assistance to plan participants and beneficiaries. It is the policy of EBSA to provide the highest quality of service to its customers.

Health Benefits: COBRA Health Continuation CoverageClaiming Health BenefitsAffordable Care ActDependent CoverageMental Health & Substance Use Disorder BenefitsHealth Benefits Compliance AssistanceChildren's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA)

Retirement Benefits: Saving MattersClaiming Retirement BenefitsFunding Status NoticesLifetime IncomeSocial Security NoticesRetirement Compliance AssistanceMissing Participants

Reporting & Filing: FormsForm 5500Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVCP)Audit QualityForm M-1Form PR

Workers: Educational Seminars & WebinarsFirst JobChanging Jobs & Job LossMarriage & Domestic PartnershipsChildbirth & AdoptionLoss of Dependent CoverageSeparation & DivorceDeath of a Family MemberPreparing for RetirementDisaster ReliefAdditional Protections

Employers & Advisers: Plan Administration & ComplianceSmall BusinessGuidanceCompliance Assistance

Researchers: DataStatisticsResearch PapersOther Collaboration

Resources: Advisory OpinionsAmicus BriefsFact SheetsFAQsInformation LettersNews ReleasesPublicationsReportsVideos

Laws & Regulations: Key LawsFederal Register NoticesTechnical AppendicesCode of Federal RegulationsRegulations Open for CommentPublic CommentsRegulatory AgendaPeer ReviewExemptionsGuidance

EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD (ECAB)

Employees' Compensation Appeal Board: The Board's mission is to hear and decide cases on appeal from decisions of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs in an impartial and expeditious manner. The decisions of the Board are made in accordance with its statutory mandate, based on a thorough review of the case record as compiled by OWCP. Injured federal workers have the opportunity for a full evidentiary hearing with OWCP's Branch of Hearings and Review prior to review of the record by the Board.

Resources: Appeals ProcessRules of Practice & Procedure Electronic Filing & Electronic Service Fraud Notice Form AB-1 FAQs

Decisions: Browse Boards Decisions & OrdersBoard's Fee Petition Orders Search Decisions

EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ADMINISTRATION (ETA)

Employment & Training Administration: The mission of ETA is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

Program Areas: American Job CentersApprenticeshipDisabilityDislocated Worker GrantsEmployersFarmworkersFederal Bonding ProgramForeign Labor CertificationGrantsIndians & Native AmericansJob CorpsJob SeekersLayoffs & Rapid ResponseReentryOlder WorkersSkills Training GrantsTrade Adjustment AssistanceUnemployment InsuranceVeteransWorkforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)WIOA Adult ProgramWork Opportunity Tax CreditYouthYouthBuild

Resources: BudgetLabor Surplus AreaO*NETPerformanceResearch

News: ETA News ReleasesUpdates for Workforce Professionals


Apprenticeship.gov: One-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.

Workforce Tools, Strategies & Technical Assistance: CareerOneStopMyNextMovemySkills myFutureGetMyFutureWorkforceGPSInnovation & Opportunity Network

MINE SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MSHA)

Mine Safety & Health Administration: MSHA helps to reduce deaths, injuries, and illnesses in the nation's mines with a variety of activities and programs. The Agency develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, and provides technical, educational and other types of assistance to mine operators. MSHA works cooperatively with industry, labor, and other federal and state agencies to improve safety and health conditions for all miners in the United States.

News & Media: What's NewSafety InitiativesNews ReleasesEventsSpeeches & TestimonyAlerts & HazardsMedia Gallery

Data & Reports: Fatality ReportsData Sources & CalculatorsStatisticsReportsMine Disaster Investigations Since 2000

Regulations: RulemakingStandards & RegulationsPolicy & ProceduresLaws

Compliance & Enforcement: Compliance AssistanceMine InspectionsPenalty Assessments & PaymentsContesting Citations

Training & Education: Training Programs & CoursesSafety & Health MaterialsDeveloping a Training PlanMine Rescue TrainingInstructor MaterialsQuarterly Training Calls & Stakeholders Meetings

Support & Resources: Forms & Online FilingEquipment Approval & CertificationResources & ToolsAlliances & MOUsState Mining Agencies


Safety Initiatives: Powered Haulage Safety InitiativeView More Initiatives

Enforcement: Overview & ContractsMine Injury & Worktime Quarterly StatisticsEducational Field & Small Mine Services (EFSMS)

For Miners: New Mine/Miner InfoMiners' Rights & ResponsibilitiesMiners' Representative GuideFind Information About a Mine

Mine Data: Mine Data Retrieval SystemMDRS User's ManualData SourcesPart 50 DataPart 50 ReportsMSHA Datasets

Mine Data Sources & Calculators: Compliance ToolsMonthly Monitoring tool for Pattern of Violations (POV)Significant & Substantial (S&S) Rate Calculator

Fatality Reports

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES (OALJ)

Office of Administrative Law Judges: OALJ is the administrative trial court for the U.S. Department of Labor. OALJ conducts hearings nationwide. The Department of Labor has the third largest administrative law judge (ALJ) office in the Federal government. OALJ is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has judges and staff located in eight district offices. ALJs are appointed under the U.S. Const. art. II, § 2, cl. 2 and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 3105.

Libraries: Administrative Procedure Act & ALJs GenerallyAdministrative Review BoardBlack LungDavis Bacon Act - Service Contract ActEmployment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) CollectionFormsImmigrationLongshoreMiscellaneous CasesOffice of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)Rules of Practice & ProcedureWhistleblowerWorkforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

Information About: Access to Court RecordsAlternative Dispute ResolutionDecisionsFinding Legal RepresentationReasonable AccommodationsSubpoenasTranslators & Interpreters

Information For: Aliens & Employers on Immigration CasesAttorneys & RepresentativesBlack Lung ClaimantsLongshore ClaimantsWhistleblowersWitnesses

Search Tools: Keyword Search/Case Number SearchCase Status LookupDocument Management System (DMS) Search

OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL & INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS (OCIA)

Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs: OCIA serves to advance the Secretary’s mission promoting the DOL to policymakers both in Washington and throughout state and local governments. OCIA assists the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, agency heads, and departmental staff to develop effective programs and strategies to achieve the Department's legislative goals and objectives. OCIA also coordinates with Departmental leadership to educate policymakers about the Department's programs and federal labor issues.

OCIA Functions: OCIA is the DOL's liaison to Congress and other governmental entities. In this capacity OCIA’s main responsibility is communicating the Department’s priorities and policies. This effort is accomplished by:

  • Congressional & Intergovernmental Communications
  • Agency Grants
  • Departmental Inquiries/Casework
  • Casework 

OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY (ODEP)

Office of Disability Employment Policy: ODEP is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Program Areas:

Research: Disability Employment StatisticsGrants

Initiatives: Employment FirstAmericans with Disabilities Act 30th AnniversaryCampaign for Disability EmploymentDisability Employment InitiativeNational Disability Employment Awareness MonthStay at Work/Return to Work

News & Publications: Business Sense NewsletterODEP News BriefNewsroomPublications for Order & Download

Alliances

Americans with Disabilities Act

OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS (OFCCP)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs: OFCCP protects workers, promotes diversity and enforces the law. OFCCP holds those who do business with the federal government (contractors and subcontractors) responsible for complying with the legal requirement to take affirmative action and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. In addition, contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discharging or otherwise discriminating against applicants or employees who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or that of others, subject to certain limitations.

Topics: Compliance PostersFreedom of Information ActFAQsNational Interest ExemptionsPublic Webinars

Laws & Policy: Executive Order 11246VEVRAA - Veterans LawSection 503 - Disability LawExecutive Order 13950 (Revoked)DirectivesFederal Contract Compliance ManualFAQsOffice of Administrative Law Judges OFCCP CollectionOpinion LettersMemoranda of UnderstandingRescission NoticesSignificant Guidance Documents

Contractor Assistance: Best Practices & ResourcesCompensation DiscriminationCompliance Assistance GuidesCompliance PostersContractor Assistance PortalContractor Compliance InstituteDetermining Availability: EEO TABDisability Voluntary Self-ID Formelaws Federal Contractor AdvisorEmployment Resource Referral DirectoryFunctional Affirmative Action Programs (FAAP)Jurisdiction InfographicsJurisdiction ThresholdsOFCCP at a GlanceOpening Doors of Opportunity for All Workers PosterRegional Outreach CoordinatorSample AAPsWebinarsWhat Contractors Can Expect

Scheduling List

Contractor Programs

Contracting Officers

Workers

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG)

Office of Inspector General: OIG conducts audits to review the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and integrity of all DOL programs and operations, including those performed by its contractors and grantees. This work is conducted in order to determine whether: the programs and operations are in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations; DOL resources are efficiently and economically being utilized; and DOL programs achieve their intended results. The OIG also conducts criminal, civil, and administrative investigations into alleged violations of federal laws relating to DOL programs, operations, and personnel. In addition, the OIG conducts criminal investigations to combat the influence of labor racketeering and organized crime in the nation’s labor unions in three areas: employee benefit plans, labor-management relations, and internal union affairs. The OIG also works with other law enforcement partners on human trafficking matters.

Hotline: About OIG HotlineWhat to ReportContact HotlineFAR Contractor Reporting FormOIG Whistleblower Protection CoordinatorOIG Hotline Poster

Publications & Reports: Audit & Other ReportsRecommendation DashboardAudit WorkplanRecently Announced ProjectsInvestigations NewslettersSummary of Investigative FindingsOIG Video HighlightsSemiannual Reports to CongressTop Management & Performance ChallengesSignificant ConcernsCongressional Testimony

Investigations: InvestigationsInvestigations NewslettersSummary of Investigative FindingsCurrent News Releases

OFFICE OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS (OLMS)

Office of Labor-Management Standards: OLMS administers and enforces most provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). LMRDA primarily promotes union democracy and financial integrity in private sector labor unions through standards for union officer elections and union trusteeships and safeguards for union assets. LMRDA promotes labor union and labor-management transparency through reporting and disclosure requirements for labor unions and their officials, employers, labor relations consultants, and surety companies. OLMS also administers provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and the Foreign Service Act of 1980, which extend comparable protections to Federal labor unions. OLMS does not have jurisdiction over unions representing solely state, county, or municipal employees. In addition, the Division of Statutory Programs (DSP) administers DOL responsibilities under the Federal Transit Act by ensuring that fair and equitable arrangements protecting mass transit employees are in place before the release of Federal transit grant funds.

Filing & Forms: Electronic Filing SystemFiling Other ReportsForms & InstructionsHistorical Filing Data

Reports, Disclosure & Decisions: Public Disclosure RoomSearch Collective Bargaining AgreementsSearch LM ReportsFinal Agency DecisionsEnforcementCompliance AuditsAnnual ReportsHistorical Enforcement DataHistorical Filing Data

Compliance Assistance: PublicationsLocal Seminars & WorkshopsUnion ResourcesInterpretative ManualTransit Employee Protections (13c)Employer & Consultant ReportingOLMS En Español

Laws & Regulations: Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act (LMRDA)Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA)Poster: Notice of Employee Rights Under Federal Law (Executive Order 13496)Mass Transit Employee Protections

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT (OASAM)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration & Management: OASAM provides the infrastructure and support that enables the DOL to perform its mission. OASAM provides leadership and support for departmental budget and procurement, information technology, human resources management and civil rights, space management, physical security, emergency management, and strategic planning.

Centers & Offices: Business Operations CenterCivil Rights CenterDepartmental Budget CenterEmergency Management CenterOffice of Human ResourcesOffice of Chief Information OfficerOffice of the Senior Procurement ExecutivePerformance Management CenterRegional OfficesSecurity CenterWirtz Labor Library

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLICY (OASP)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy: OASP provides advice to the Secretary of Labor, Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Department leadership on policy development, program evaluation, regulations, program implementation, data governance, compliance strategies, research, and legislation that will improve the lives of workers, retirees and their families.

Rulemaking: Regulations Open for CommentUnified AgendaGuidance Search

Compliance Initiatives: Worker.govEmployer.govEmployment Law Advisors (elaws)Employment Law Guide

Chief Evaluation Office: About CEOCurrent StudiesCompleted ReportsCLEAR

Data Board

Resources: Guidance SearchPeer Review AgendaDOL/DHS Deconfliction MOUTrafficking in PersonsLGBT Policy

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (OCFO)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer: OCFO delivers timely, accurate, and reliable financial information to decision makers through efficient and effective financial systems and business processes, fosters effective stewardship of public funds, and safeguards fiscal integrity through effective internal controls. OCFO ensures the Department's compliance with federal financial integrity legislation, including the Chief Financial Officers Act. Provides financial management leadership, direction, and guidance to the Office of the Secretary of Labor and all DOL program agencies. Manages the financial management system and leads the Department's efforts on the annual independent financial audit. OCFO leads efforts to examine, identify, and implement administrative cost reduction initiatives and improve efficiencies across DOL.

Initiatives

Resources

FECA/UI Liabilities

FOIA

OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR (SOL)

Office of the Solicitor: SOL mission is to meet the legal service demands of the entire DOL. As the Secretary of Labor and other Department officials seek to accomplish the Department's overall mission and to further specific priorities, the SOL provides legal advice regarding how to achieve those goals. In doing so, SOL ensures that the nation's labor laws are forcefully and fairly applied to protect the Nation's workers.

Resources: NewsBrief BankEthics Resources

Related Agencies: Administrative Review BoardBenefits Review BoardEmployees' Compensation Appeals BoardOffice of Administrative Law JudgesOther DOL AgenciesFederal Mine Safety & Health Review CommissionOccupational Safety & Health Review Commission

Information Law Resources: Freedom of Information ActPrivacy Act

OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS (OWCP)

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs: OWCP administers four major disability compensation programs that provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease. These Programs:

serve the specific employee groups who are covered under the relevant statutes and regulations by mitigating the financial burden resulting from workplace injury.

OMBUDSMAN FOR THE ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION PROGRAM (EEOMBD)

Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program: Created in 2004 by Congress for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. Although it is within the DOL, the Office of the Ombudsman is independent of the other officers and employees of the DOL engaged in activities related to the administration of the provisions of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

The Office of the Ombudsman has three primary responsibilities:

  1. To provide information to claimants and potential claimants, and other interested parties on the benefits available under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and on the requirements and procedures applicable to the provision of these benefits;
  2. To make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor on where to locate resource centers for the acceptance and development of claims; and
  3. To submit an annual report to Congress outlining the numbers and types of complaints, grievances, and requests for assistance received by the Ombudsman, and providing an assessment of the most common difficulties encountered by claimants and potential claimants during the year.

Resources for Claimants

PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION (PBGC)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: PBGC protects the retirement incomes of over 34 million American workers in private sector defined benefit pension plans. A defined benefit plan provides a specified monthly benefit at retirement, often based on a combination of salary and years of service. PBGC was created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to encourage the continuation and maintenance of private sector defined benefit pension plans, provide timely and uninterrupted payment of pension benefits, and keep pension insurance premiums at a minimum.

Workers & Retirees

Employers & Practitioners

News & Policy

WAGE & HOUR DIVISION (WHD)

Wage & Hour Division: WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

Topics: WagesFamily & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Break Time for Nursing MothersChild LaborGovernment ContractsImmigrationAgricultural EmploymentSubminimum WageEmployment of Workers with DisabilitiesLie Detector TestsUnited States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

For Workers: Resources for WorkersHow to File a ComplaintMini CardsResources in Other LanguagesPresentationsWorkers' RightsTools for WorkersTimesheet Mobile App

For Employers: Resources for EmployersRegulatory LibraryInterpretive GuidanceFormsPostersIndustry-Specific ResourcesCompliance Assistanceelaws AdvisorsFact SheetsNew & Small Businesses ResourcesPresentations

Resources: PostersFormsCompliance Assistance ToolkitsNew & Small Business ResourcesFact SheetsPresentationsPublications by LanguageelawsFLSA Compliance VideosKnow Your Rights Video SeriesEmployer.govWorker.govDataDOL Enforcement DatabaseOrder Publications

Interpretive Guidance: Laws & RegulationsField HandbookAdministrator Interpretations, Opinion & Ruling LettersField Bulletins

State Laws: State Minimum Wage LawsState Labor Law TopicsState Labor OfficesResources for State & Local Governments

News: News Releases by DateNews Releases by StateWHD National News Releases

WOMEN'S BUREAU (WB)

Women's Bureau: WD develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

Topics: ApprenticeshipsRESTORE Opioid GrantsEmployment Protections for Workers Who Are Pregnant or NursingEqual Pay & Pay Transparency ProtectionsWebinarsFederal Resources for WomenPaid Leave

Data & Statistics

News: News ReleasesBlogsLatest NewsletterVideos

100 Years of Working Women