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Employment & Labor Law : Federal Sources

This guide helps users navigate Federal and Wisconsin resources pertaining to employment and labor issues.

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor enforces a number of Federal employment laws including Fair Labor Standards, minimum wage and overtime rules, workplace safety, and family / medical leaves of absence. The DOL website provides helpful information on the laws it administers, as well as news, statistical data and forms. 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws regarding anti-discrimination. These laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination and harassment, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967 and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.