Department of Labor (DOL) is charged with preparing the American workforce
for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces.
DOL is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal
statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement
them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million
employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers'
wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal
employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and
workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and
collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
For example, you can look to the U.S. DOL for information regarding
Wage and Hour Division Compliance Assistance , and
Employment Standards Information for New Business.