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Question of the Month

From the Catherwood Library reference librarians

September 2004

PLEASE NOTE: The Reference Question of the Month is kept current only during the month for which it was written. Archived questions will not be updated, and over time may contain inaccurate information or broken web links. We provide archived questions as a service, since much of the information will remain accurate and of continued interest to the ILR community.

Question: What does a small business need to know in order to comply with laws and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor?

Answer: The best place to start answering such questions is to begin with the following publication:

This Guide describes the statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and workers. The Guide is designed mainly for those needing "hands-on" information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for businesses in general industry.