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OSBP's Small Business Resource Center

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Most Requested Compliance Assistance Information

Welcome to the Office of Small Business Program's (OSBP) Web page designed to assist small business owners understand the rules and regulations the Department administers.

Please feel free to print the information listed below or contact the OSBP at 1-888-9-SBREFA for assistance.

DOL's Office of Compliance Assistance Policy leads a variety of Department-wide compliance assistance efforts and provides a Web portal to all DOL agencies' compliance assistance resources by topic, by audience and by law.

DOL's Enforcement Agencies' Compliance Assistance




Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

401(k) Plans, Retirement, Savings, Health Benefit Plans including COBRA

(202) 219-8776

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Executive Order 11246, §503 of the Rehabilitation Act, Vietnam Veterans

(202) 693-0023

Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS)

Labor Management and Reporting Disclosure Act, Elections, Financial Safeguards, Trusteeships, Executive Order 13201 [Beck Poster]

(202) 693-0123

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) Black Lung

Black Lung Benefits

(202) 693-0046
(Black Lung)

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) Long Shore

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

(202) 693-0038 (Longshore)

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, Copeland "Anti-kickback" Act, Davis-Bacon, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave, Wage Garnishment Law, Service Contract Act, Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers, Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act

(202) 693-0067

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Grant and Contract Recipients

(877) US2-JOBS

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

Guidance on employer requirements to giving advance notice of plant closings and mass layoffs, and employee rights, and answers to frequently asked questions

(202) 693-3519

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Major Laws, Current Rulemaking, Enforcement, Compliance Tools

(202) 693-9470

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and OSHA's cooperative programs

(202) 693-2213

Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act (SBREFA): Key Points for Small Business

(202) 693-6489,
(888) 9-SBREFA

Additional Resources of Interest

The Department of Labor has available several elaws Advisors to provide compliance information individually tailored to specific audiences, such as employees and employers. The Advisors imitate the interaction an individual might have with a human expert when asking questions about a particular regulation.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy administers the Working Partners initiative. The Working Partners page contains information for employers on why and how to establish workplace substance abuse prevention programs including tailored, industry-specific materials. The Substance Abuse Information Database (SAID) provides information about access to documents and resources that may assist employers and others to learn about workplace substance abuse issues and develop drug-free workplace programs.

The Small Business Administration's Online Women's Business Center Web site helps women start or expand their businesses.

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