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Link to a variety of federal and state employment-related laws, including those administered by the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The USDOL Office of Compliance Assistance Policy offers help navigating USDOL employment laws and regulations.

Affirmative Action:

Laws and regulations to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all individuals.

Guidelines for Federal Contractors


Child Labor

Federal and state laws regulating employment restrictions for minors.

 

COBRA (Health Coverage)

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) establishes group health plans for workers who lose health benefits.

DISABILITY

Laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

The Wagner-Peyser Act created a nationwide system that provides job seeker and employer labor exchange services.

  • Wagner-Peyser Act

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT

Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles I and V

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Act that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards.

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

The Act that grants eligible employees unpaid leave for specific family situations.

GEORGIA EMPLOYMENT RELATED LAWS

Laws, regulations, and information specific to Georgia employers and workers.

IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT (INA)

The Act that sets forth the conditions for the temporary employment of foreign workers (aliens) in the United States.

  • USDOL INA Overview, including the law, regulations, and compliance assistance information.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS ENFORCED BY USDOL

Includes: Workplace Safety and Health, Wages and Work Hours, Equal Employment Opportunity, Agricultural Workers, Foreign Workers, Veterans' Protections, Government Contracts, Retirement and Health Benefits, Whistleblower Protections.

MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION ACT (MSPA)

The Act that protects migrant and seasonal agricultural workers

  • USDOL MSPA Overview, including the law, regulations, and compliance assistance information.
  • USDOL Employment Law Guide - MSPA - MSPA, including who is covered, provisions, and sanctions.

NEW HIRE REPORTING

Federal and state laws require employers to report newly hired and rehired employees.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI)

This federal-state program provides temporary benefit payments to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and meet other eligibility requirements.

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) receives many inquiries for help with various employment issues; however, resolution of most workplace problems is the responsibility of several federal agencies.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division enforces regulations related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage, overtime pay, hours) and the
    Family Medical Leave Act.
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal statutes relating to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act are also laws enforced by the EEOC.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division is responsible for laws and regulations in Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in all services, programs, and activities provided to the public by state and local governments and in "places of public accommodation." It also coordinates and ensures consistent and effective enforcement of Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION

Protection from discrimination for workers who exercise safety and health rights enforced by USDOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

WORKER ADJUSTMENT AND RETRAINING NOTIFICATION ACT (WARN)

The Act that requires certain employers to provide 60 days advance notice of company closings and mass layoffs.

  • USDOL WARN Guide to Advance Notice of Closings and Layoffs, including requirements and general provisions.

WORKER ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION (NEW)

USDOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to prevent injuries and protect the health of workers.

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES

Required Employer Worksite Posters

Official Georgia Code requires the following Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) documents be posted in the workplace.

This information is provided as a public service. Many other state and federal agencies may also require display of specific documents in the workplace. Please contact the appropriate agencies directly to verify any poster display requirements.

These documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print. A free software download is available from the Adobe web site.

Select the desired size to open, view, and/or print the document.

Unemployment Insurance for Employees

DOL-810

8.5x11

11x14

Spanish Language Version

DOL-810SP

8.5x11

 

Employer Vacation

DOL-154

8.5x11

8.5x14

Spanish Language Version

DOL-154SP

8.5x11

8.5x14

Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

DOL-4107

8.5x11

 

Spanish Language Version

DOL-4107SP

8.5x11

 

 

USDOL Poster Page

Access electronic copies of US Department of Labor (USDOL) required workplace notices, including posters available in languages other than English and those of interest to federal contractors.

FirstStep Poster Advisor

Answer a series of questions to help determine workplace poster requirements for several of the laws administered by the US Department of Labor (USDOL).


Workplace Poster Requirements for Small Businesses and Other Employers

Access poster requirements and other compliance information applicable to small businesses and other employers as provided by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Small Business Programs.

Child Labor

Get information about federal and Georgia specific guidelines and restrictions for the employment of youth who have not reached their 18th birthday.

GDOL Forms and Publications

Access other useful forms, brochures, and documents including separation notices (DOL-800), applications for a GDOL Tax Account (DOL-1A) and Employer Internet Password (DOL-8498), and Wage Reporting information.

 

Create a Job Description

There are several online resources which should help with job descriptions. CareerOneStop has a section titled Create Customized Job Descriptions under the Employer highlights. O*NET Online has a Find Occupations component, which lists tasks, skills, abilities, and other worker characteristics for occupations. The O*NET Resource Center has questionnaires (knowledge, skills, abilities, etc.) that were used in the data collection program, and can be a starting point for gathering occupational data. The O*NET Center also has a section titled Human Resource Management with a wealth of information on essential elements of job performance. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) describes job duties and working conditions for a wide range of occupations.

CareerOneStophttp://www.careeronestop.org/

O*Net Onlinehttp://online.onetcenter.org/

O*Net Questionnaireshttp://www.onetcenter.org/questionnaires.html

O*Net HR Managementhttp://www.onetcenter.org/hr.html

 
 

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