Federal Employment Laws

There are many regulatory agencies in the Federal Government who are concerned with compliance with specific employment law that has been delegated to them for enforcement.  They are:

Department of Labor

  • Wages & Hours
  • Workplace Safety & Health
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Protection
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  • Garnishment of Wages
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Veterans' Preference
  • Government Contracts, Grants, or Financial Aid
  • Transportation
  • Plant Closings & Layoffs
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Health Plans and Benefits (ERISA), (COBRA) and (HIPAA)
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
    • Executive Order 11246
    • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, amended
    • The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
    • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and as amended

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

  • Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and as amended
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) 
  • Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and as amended
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Section 501 and 502 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

Department of Transportation 

  • Regulations for operations of commercial vehicles 
  • Drug testing and training for Drivers of commercial vehicles

Department of Homeland Security

  • E-Verify – Determination of eligibility of employee to work in the United States

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • I-9 Verification of identity and right to work in the United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury

  • Enforcing Federal finance and tax laws
  • Establishing contribution limits for retirement and deferred compensation plans

Department of Education 

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Office of Civil Rights (OCR) 
    • Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972
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