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Department of Labor Agencies
Occupational Health and Safety Administration
Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers most private sector employers and their workers.
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The OWCP administers disability compensation programs for federal employees which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to workers who experience work-related injury or occupational disease. The federal website includes links to State Workers' Compensation Officials' websites for state and private employees.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS, an independent statistical agency, is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is responsible for administering and enforcing the fiduciary, reporting and disclosure provisions of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Mine Safety and Health Administration
The MSHA administers the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. It develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, and provides technical, educational and other types of assistance to mine operators.
Office of Disability Employment Policy
ODEP manages a number of programs designed to advance disability employment..
Wage and Hour Division
The WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and . prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act.
Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General
The OIG conducts audits to review the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and integrity of all DOL programs and operations, including those performed by its contractors and grantees.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
PBGC receives no funds from general tax revenues. Its operations are financed by insurance premiums set by Congress and paid by sponsors of defined benefit plans, investment income, assets from pension plans trusteed by PBGC, and recoveries from the companies formerly responsible for the plans. PBGC pays monthly retirement benefits, up to a guaranteed maximum, to more than 861,000 retirees in 4,919 single-employer pension plans that ended.
Federal Labor Relations Authority
The FLRA is an independent administrative federal agency created by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C, §§ 7101-7135. The statute allows federal employees to organize and bargain collectively.
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
The NLRB is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions.
Social Security Administration
Social Security is the U.S. social insurance program providing retirement, disability, and survivors benefits..
National Mediation Board
The National Mediation Board is an independent agency of the United States government that coordinates labor-management relations within the U.S. railroads and airlines industries. (website currently under renovation.)
Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Search by Case Number, Name, or Date
Department of Labor Appeals Decisions:
- Administrative Review Board (ARB),
- Benefits Review Board (BRB),
- Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)
- Office of Administrative Law Judges, Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals, and Board of Contract Appeals.
Federal Labor Relations Authority, ALJ Decisions
Occupational Health and Safety and Health Review Commission ALJ Decisions.
Westlaw and Lexis Advance have administrative decisions, by agency.
State Labor Agencies and Regulations