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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.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Fair Labor Standards Act
Family Medical Leave Act
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act
Resources for Obtaining Information About An Employment Issue
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Find out how COBRA provides limited continuation of group health coverage to persons whose coverage otherwise might be terminated due to job loss, transition between jobs, and other life events.
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation
Find out about Georgia's Workers' Compensation Law, Insurance, and Subsequent Injury Trust Fund from the agency that encourages safety and assures benefits for injured employees.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Enforces laws and regulations, including work requirements, regarding the admission of foreign-born persons (aliens) to the United States.
USDOL Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Access an overview of the various sections of this law and information on the Wage and Hour Division that administers and enforces the FLSA.
USDOL Employment Law Guide
Link to this public resource that describes the statutes and regulations administered by the USDOL that affect businesses and workers.
elaws Advisors
Use this interactive tool that provides information about federal employment laws to workers and businesses.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Get information to better understand pension, health, and other employee benefit plans.
Breaks and Meals
Find out about state and federal laws regarding breaks and meal periods.
USDOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Enforces laws, regulations, and standards regarding workplace health and safety issues.
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