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FirstStep Employment Law Advisor

The FirstStep Employment Law Advisor helps employers determine which major Federal employment laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) apply to their business or organization, what recordkeeping and reporting requirements they must comply with, and which posters they need to post. The Advisor can help all employers, including non-profit organizations, private sector businesses and government agencies.

If employers already know which Federal employment laws apply to them, the Advisor can quickly provide basic information about how to comply with these laws, including the requirements for recordkeeping, reporting, and posters and other notices.  This information can also be printed off as a reference guide.

This Advisor provides three basic starting points depending on your interests and needs:

Please note that the FirstStep Employment Law Advisor is intended as a guide on major DOL laws - it does not cover all laws administered by DOL. In addition, the system will not identify laws administered by other Federal agencies that might be applicable to your business or organization.

You may want to contact your State Labor Office to obtain information about your state's requirements, or other Federal agencies that enforce employment laws such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the National Mediation Board (NMB).

The FirstStep Employment Law Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws. To view the entire list of elaws Advisors please visit the elaws website.