"Rulemaking" is the term used when a government agency creates,
modifies, or deletes rules in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Rules are
government agency statements (or parts of government agency statements) that either:
- Implement, explain or prescribe law or policy, or
- Describe an agency's organization, procedure, or practice
Below are links to various sources of information on the U.S. Department of
Labor's (DOL) rulemaking activities and regulations.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations
(Regulatory Agenda) A list of all regulations expected to be
reviewed or developed in the next year; usually published each April and
October in the Federal Register; the Fall Agenda also includes the Department's
Regulatory Plan, which has additional information on its most significant
Federal Register Documents
Public regulations and legal notices issued by DOL
agencies; includes text of all proposed rules, final rules, and notices
published in the Federal Register.
DOL Procedures for
Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 13272
The purpose of the procedures is to help agencies understand and meet
the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and E.O. 13272, Proper
Consideration of Small Entities in Agency Rulemaking.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
All current regulations pertaining to DOL programs organized by CFR chapter and responsible
Major Laws, Executive Orders, and
Regulations Enforced by DOL Provides easy-to-access information on how to comply with federal employment laws, regulations, and Executive Orders administered or enforced by DOL for employers, workers, job seekers, and retirees.
Employment Law Guide
Requirements of major Department of Labor laws and help for employers in
determining which requirements apply to their businesses or workers.