The FirstStep Employment Law Advisor is one of number of
elaws Advisors that the Department of Labor (DOL) has developed to help
employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under
certain federal employment laws. Each Advisor includes links to more detailed
information that may be useful, such as links to regulatory text and compliance
This Advisor will help you determine which of the major DOL employment laws
and regulatory requirements your organization must comply with. Because the laws
applicable to a specific business or an organization depend on such factors as
the nature and location of the business, the number of employees, the annual
dollar volume, and whether the business has federal contracts or subcontracts,
the Advisor will ask you a series of questions in these areas.
There are some situations when the Advisor may not be able to help you decide
if a particular law applies to your business or organization, and you may wish
to speak with a DOL representative about a particular issue. In order to assist
you, the Advisor provides DOL contact information for each law.