U.S. Labor Dept. Expands Compliance Outreach Efforts

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Launches new websites to assist workers, employers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Department of Labor has created the Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI), designed to promote greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations for both workers and employers.

Coordinated by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, the cross-agency effort complements the Department’s enforcement activities by strengthening and innovating compliance assistance outreach. Part of the initiative is the launch of worker.gov and employer.gov, two websites with resources to assess compliance with the law.

“President Trump’s Administration is committed to protecting the American worker,” says U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Vigorous enforcement and compliance assistance go hand in hand. The Office of Compliance Initiatives expands our efforts to promote full compliance with federal labor law.”

OCI’s work will include:

  • Facilitating and encouraging a culture that promotes compliance assistance within the Department;
  • Providing employers and workers with access to high-quality, up-to-date information about their obligations and rights under federal labor laws and regulations;
  • Assisting enforcement agencies in developing new strategies to use data for more impactful compliance and enforcement strategies; and
  • Enhancing outreach to stakeholders for the Department’s enforcement agencies.

Worker.gov provides a centralized base of information focused on federal worker protections.

Employer.gov provides job creators easy-to-understand information about their responsibilities under federal laws and regulations.

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