Employment Laws Assistance for America's 21st
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:
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.
- Free of charge
- Easy to use
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
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
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
The elaws Advisors are continually being
updated to reflect changes in laws and regulations, and new Advisors are added
For more information, visit the Department of Labor's
elaws website at www.dol.gov/elaws/.