Advisors (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) are online tools that help individuals understand DOL's major statues, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, which sets the federal minimum wage and has rules on child labor, overtime, what activities constitute hours worked.
It is one of a series of several Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (elaws
) Advisors, which are online, interactive systems that provide information about selected DOL laws and regulations.
Roland Droitsch, assistant secretary of labor for policy, told Coal Age that Labor Secretary Elaine Chao had directed his office to "build on the ELAWS
program and to build an advisor for every major program." He said he expects the department eventually to field about 100 advisors via its Web site.
* Employees and employers get immediate answers to questions about minimum, wage, overtime, child labor, and recordkeeping requirements with help from the Web site Elaws
, designed to educate users about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (elaws
) Web site was developed to help employers and workers understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal employment laws administered by the U.S.