elaws: Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses
Do you have employment legal issues and would like to seek help from an employment law advisor?
elaws may be an important source of legal information for you.
The elaws Advisors are one of a number of tools developed to further Department of Labor's dedication to provide clear, accurate and accessible information on its laws and protect the wages, health benefits, retirement security, safety and health of America's workforce.
The elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors are a set of interactive, online tools developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees learn more about their rights and responsibilities under numerous federal employment laws. They address some of the nation's most widely applicable employment laws, offering easy-to-understand information on topics such as:
- Pay and Overtime
- Safety and Health
- Workplace Posters
- Youth Employment
- Veterans' Issues
- Federal Contractors
- Mining Industry
Each elaws Advisor mimics the interaction someone would have with an employment law expert by asking specific questions and providing tailored information based on individual situations and circumstances. Depending on the topic, questions might pertain to industry, staff size and how long a particular employee has worked for his or her employer. All questions offer pre-set answers to choose from, and no information provided is recorded or stored in any system.
The most requested elaws Advisors include:
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) Advisor
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor
- FirstStep Poster Advisor
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor
- Veterans' Preference Advisor
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