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Resource Center

The Resource Center organizes and clarifies a multitude of federal laws, programs and information designed to help your company including:

  • Employer/Employee health and wellness programs 
  • Major benefits and employment related laws 
  • Range of HR and benefits related terms
  • Resources available in Spanish

Key Government Information

Disability Resources

  • Business Focus — Disability Resources  
  • Business Leadership Network (BLN)  
  • Disability.gov    
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Health Benefits

  • Health Benefits Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)  
  • Life Changes Require Health Choices (Español) (PDF)
  • Retirement and Health Care Coverage for Dislocated Workers: Questions & Answers  

Retirement Benefits

  • elaws Small Business Retirement Savings Advisor  
  • Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)  
  • EBSA Compliance Assistance Information  
  • ERISA Filing Acceptance System Home Page  
  • Exemption Procedures Under Federal Pension Law  
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Cash Balance Pension Plans  
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Plan Sponsors Related to Filing Relief  
  • MEWAs: Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act: A Guide to Federal and State Regulation (PDF)
  • QDROs: The Division of Pensions Through Qualified Domestic Relations Orders  
  • Retirement and Health Care Coverage for Dislocated Workers: Questions & Answers  
  • SEP Retirement Plans For Small Businesses  
  • Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement (Español)  
  • Troubleshooter's Guide to Filing the ERISA Annual Report (Form 5500) (Part 1 of 2) (PDF)
  • Troubleshooter's Guide to Filing the ERISA Annual Report (Form 5500) (Part 2 of 2) (PDF)
  • Understanding Retirement Plan Fees And Expenses  
  • Women and Retirement Savings (Español)  
 

Statistical Information

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  
  • BLS Programs and Surveys  
  • U.S. Economy at a Glance  
  • Producer Price Index  
  • Collective Bargaining  

Wages & Work Hours

  • Wage and Hour Division  
  • Wage and Hour Division Compliance Assistance Materials  
  • elaws Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor  
  • elaws Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor  
  • elaws Poster Advisor  
  • Employment Standards Information for New Businesses  
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  
  • FairPay Overtime Rules  
  • Federally Financed or Assisted Construction Contracts (Davis-Bacon Wage Determination)  
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Federal Contract Wage Determination  
  • If You Hire New Employees Not Covered by Social Security  
  • Overtime Pay Requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  
  • Proposed Changes to Overtime Rule 
  • The Minimum Wage  

Workers' Compensation

  • Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 
  • State Workers' Compensation Laws  

Workplace Safety & Health

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  
  • OSHA Laws & Regulations 
  • OSHA eTools  
  • elaws Drug-Free Workplace Advisor  
  • Facts About Anthrax  
 

New Resource Available: The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration  has created a new consumer assistance web page that provides easy access to useful information and allows users to submit questions and complaints about health and retirement plans electronically. The page includes links to various tools and publications with information on benefit plans, as well as answers to questions about "hot topics." In addition, users have the option to submit a question, file a complaint or report a problem with their plan. The page is also available in Spanish and can be found by going to http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/ and then selecting "Request Assistance" or "Solicitud de Asistencia" at the top of the page.


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