Employer.gov was created by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide information about the responsibilities of job creators toward their workers and answer common questions. This site is not intended to be comprehensive. This compliance assistance tool covers various topics and labor laws enforced by Federal agencies:


The Labor Department’s (DOL) mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to join together to address working conditions and/or to organize and determine whether to have a union as their collective bargaining representative. The NLRB also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by covered employers and unions.

Employer.gov’s companion site, Worker.gov, provides information about workers’ rights and common workplace concerns. Also included in this suite of compliance assistance resources are the elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors, a set of interactive, online tools that help employers and employees learn more about their rights and responsibilities under numerous Federal employment laws.