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Employment Laws and Rules
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.
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.
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.
Equal Employment
Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination.
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.

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.
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.
Worker Eligibility Verification (New)
Section 2 of the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act of 2006 (Act 457) requires public employers, their contractors and subcontractors to verify the work eligibility of all newly hired employees through an electronic federal work authorization program. The new requirements become effective on July 1, 2007 Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
The Act that reforms federal job training programs and creates a new, comprehensive workforce investment system with local One-Stop Career Centers.
Workplace Safety and Health
USDOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to prevent injuries and protect the health of workers.
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