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:
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/.
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