DOL Announces New Compliance Tools for New and Small Businesses


The Department of Labor announced on October 17, 2018 two new webpages intended to assist both businesses and workers on compliance with the laws enforced by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and child labor laws. These webpages, developed in response to employer feedback, collects tools and information in a centralized location.

The New and Small Business Assistance webpage offers information on the following:

  • Laws Enforced by WHD
  • WHD Compliance Assistance Resources (including videos, toolkits, labor standards, fact sheets, FAQs, posters, and other materials)
  • WHD e-Tools (including information about the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program and eLaws advisors)
  • Other DOL Resources
  • Other Governmental Resources
  • State Laws and Resources

The Compliance Assistance Toolkits webpage offers the following toolkits for employers to help them understand and comply with the law, by answering frequently asked questions about federal labor standards and providing relevant federal posters:

  • Basic Compliance Assistance
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Agriculture
  • Government Contracts
  • Youth Employment