The Department of Labor (DOL) enforces and administers more than 180 centralized laws. These regulations and the mandates that put into practice this cover many activities that happen at the place of work. Below mentioned is a summarized description of many of DOL’s principal statutes that is generally valid and applicable to job seekers, businesses, contractors, workers, retirees, and grantees.
The enrolment industrial law decides standards of payment or compensation and also takes into account the overtime pay which is prevalent in most public and private employment. This act is administered by the Wage and Hour division. Under this act the covered employees are paid by the employers at least the federal minimum wage and also payment for overtime. It forbids the employment of children under age 18 in certain jobs which are considered too dangerous or risky and restricts the hours that children under age 16 can work. In case of nonagricultural work operations, it forbids and restricts the amount of time or the number of hours that children below the age of 16 can work.
Under the purview of this law the workplace safety and health, workers’ compensations, Wages and hours, Employee Benefit Security, Employee Protection, garnishment of wages, the family and medical act leave, Veteran’s preferences, Government contracts, grants and financial aids, migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, Mine safety and health, construction, transportation, plant closings and layoffs etc are covered for the benefit of the employees and labors.