New Employer Compliance Resource Available
By Kathryn O'Connor, PHR, SHRM-CP, CCP, GRP, Director, Compensation Services
Published October 9, 2018
Last August, the U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor had plans to develop new compliance resources. As part of its work, the Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) would promote a greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations. Additionally, the OCI aims to help enforcement agencies more effectively use online resources to deliver information and compliance assistance to workers and employers.
These plans included the launch of two new websites, which have recently become available.
Employer.gov provides employers with easy-to-understand information about their responsibilities under federal laws and regulations, most specifically in the areas of pay and benefits and workplace safety and health. Some common situations addressed on the site include:
A similar website, Worker.gov, provides a centralized base of information focused on federal worker protections. This website is intended to be a resource for employees. Topics include the right to be paid properly, the right to a safe and healthy workplace, the right to be treated equally, the right to unionize, and the right to be free from discrimination based on current or prior military status.
Employers are encouraged to utilize these compliance tools to gain a clearer understanding of rights and responsibilities. As always, members of HR Source can access our website resources to get more information on these topics or contact the HR Hotline at 800-448-4584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.