United States Department of Labor (DOL)

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What Is the Mission of the Department of Labor?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is a department of federal government that seeks improvements and advancements in work related conditions, welfare, and benefits. As counterparts to the federal DOL, states have their own departments of labor.

What Does DOL Regulate?

DOL regulation is extensive, encompassing over 180 federal laws that about 125 million workers and 10 million employees. Below is a non-exhaustive list that illustrates DOL's extensive authority to regulate diverse areas of law.

Seeking Help from an Attorney

The US Department of Labor (DOL) maintains a broad authority to administer diverse federal statutes. If you believe that your rights and/or benefits under one or several of these statutes had been taken away, you may need an advice from a qualified attorney specializing in the relevant legal area.

Note that a violation of federal statutes administered by DOL may implicate violations of similar state and local laws. A qualified attorney will advise you about any applicable laws that may have been violated.

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