U.S. Department of Labor forms include a form to report construction contractor wage rates, applications to employ workers with disabilities at a special minimum wage, certificate of training forms, and certification for serious injury or illness of covered service member. These forms are available for download at the Department of Labor's website.Continue Reading
The U.S. Department of Labor enforces over 180 federal laws that pertain to the workplace. This includes laws regarding workers' compensation, wages and overtime pay. The laws affect the majority of private and public employers.
One law the department oversees is the Fair Labor Standards Act. This act is administered by the Wage and Hour Division of the department, and it requires employers to pay eligible employees overtime pay when necessary. For operations that are non-agricultural, this law also mandates the hours a child under the age of 16 can work, and does not allow children under the age of 18 to be employed in jobs that are otherwise deemed dangerous.
Another law overseen by the Department of Labor is the Occupational Safety and Health Act, administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This act helps improve the health and safety of most private industries, but it also covers public employers. Employers must follow these laws and comply with regulations in place to provide employees with safe work environments.Learn more about Branches of Government