News & Announcements
DOL Creates New “Office of Compliance”
Seeking to prevent violations of federal labor laws and regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) created a new office called the “Office of Compliance” (OCI). Established within DOL’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, OCI will:
- Facilitate and encourage a culture that promotes compliance assistance within the DOL;
- Provide employers and workers with access to high-quality, up-to-date information about their obligations and rights under federal labor laws and regulations;
- Assist enforcement agencies in developing new strategies to use data for more impactful compliance and enforcement strategies;
- Enhance outreach to stakeholders for the DOL’s enforcement agencies; and
- Help enforcement agencies more effectively use online resources to deliver information and compliance assistance to the American people.
OCI has already created two websites to offer compliance assistance with federal labor laws – one for workers (www.worker.gov) and another for employers (www.employer.gov). The employer site is organized by topics of interest to employers:
- Pay and benefits
- Workplace safety and health
- Small business
- Required Posters
- Federal contractor requirements
- Veteran and service member employment
DOL’s press release announcing the OCI is available here.