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Know Your Rights as a Worker

Do you have questions about the laws that protect you as a worker? Find resources with the information you need.

Free Online Resources

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Health Benefits Work for You (Español)
Find information to help you make informed decisions about health plans.

Health Benefits
Learn about the U.S. Department of Labor resources and information regarding health plans and benefits.

Retirement Information
Learn about U.S. Department of Labor resources and information regarding retirement benefits, plans and savings.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information
Learn about the Federal equal employment opportunity laws including the laws that cover discrimination by a variety of attributes, such as age, disability, race, religion and gender.

elaws Advisors
Use these interactive tools to get easy-to-understand answers to common Federal employment laws.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Get general information on the Federal minimum wage, overtime, youth employment and tip credits.

FairPay Overtime Rules
Learn about the Federal overtime rules for workers earning less than $23,660 per year ($455 per week).

Compliance Assistance
Provides publications and other materials to assist employers and employee benefit plan practitioners in understanding and complying with the requirements of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as it applies to the administration of employee pension and welfare benefit plans.

Youth Rules
Offers quick access to information about Federal and State labor laws that apply to young workers.

Teen Workers
Gives safety and health information that is relevant for teen workers.

Department of Labor Programs

Employment Laws and Regulations
Get compliance assistance on selected U.S. Department of Labor laws and regulations. Examples include:

Employment Standards Administration
Learn more about how the Employment Standards Administration protects the rights of American Workers. This group covers four major programs:


One-Stop Career Center
Locate a One-Stop Career Center near you that offers in-person jobseeker services.

Give us a call!
The Toll-Free Help Line provides a full range of basic information about workforce program services for workers and employers. Information is available in over 140 languages. Call 1-877-US2-JOBS, TTY: 1-877-889-5627

Created: March 27, 2004
Updated: January 07, 2008