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Employment Laws Assistance for America's 21st Century Workforce

To help America's employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws, the U.S. Department of Labor developed the elaws Advisors (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses).

The elaws Advisors are:

  • Web-based
  • Interactive
  • Free of charge
  • Easy to use
The elaws Advisors provide expert advice about Federal employment laws affecting you. By tailoring answers based on your responses to a set of questions, elaws Advisors have the power to clarify complex issues specific to your workplace and employment situation.

With elaws, you have your own Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Employment Law Questions Answered Instantly, Accurately and Free of Charge

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor – answers questions about Federal minimum wage, overtime, child labor and recordkeeping requirements

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor – reviews valid reasons and eligibility requirements for leave, notification responsibilities and employee rights and benefits

Poster Advisor – informs employers about Federal poster requirements and provides posters free of charge

Drug-Free Workplace Advisor – helps employers establish and maintain alcohol- and drug-free workplaces

Small Business Retirement Savings Advisor – explains the various retirement plans available to small businesses and their employees

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Advisors – help mine operators fulfill electronic filing and training requirements

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Advisors – help employers and employees identify and address workplace health and safety hazards

Veterans' Preference and USERRA Advisors – review rights and responsibilities related to veteran employment issues

The elaws Advisors are continually being updated to reflect changes in laws and regulations, and new Advisors are added every year.

For more information, visit the Department of Labor's elaws website at www.dol.gov/elaws/.