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Labor/Employment

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  http://www.nlrb.gov/

NLRB Decisions http://www.nlrb.gov/research/decisions/board_decisions/index.aspx

Findings from research conducted by the US Department of Labor.  Includes:

The American Worker http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/history/amworkerintro.htm

This was published as a lavishly illustrated book by the Department of Labor in 1976, in observance of the National Bicentennial. Edited by Professor Richard B. Morris of Columbia University, the core of the book consisted of seven specially commissioned sections by distinguished labor historians. These sections are reproduced in their entirety, along with selected materials from the appendix.  Not included are the picture essays and portfolios of readings.

Report on the American Workforce http://www.bls.gov/opub/rtaw/rtawhome.htm

Previous editions appeared in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001. Each volume has provided a broad context for analyzing the issues faced by the Department of Labor, as it delivers on its mandate to prepare the American workforce for new and better jobs and to ensure the adequacy and competitiveness of America’s workplaces.

The Moynihan Report: The Negro Family, the Case for National Action http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/history/webid-meynihan.htm

This historic and controversial report was prepared in 1965 by the Department's Office of Policy Planning and Review. The principal author was Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who later served as a United States Senator from New York.

Women in the workforce are vital to the nation's economic security. The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

Priority Issues http://www.dol.gov/wb/programs/four_priorities_2010.htm

Statistics http://www.dol.gov/wb/stats/stats_data.htm

Publications http://www.dol.gov/wb/media/wbpublications.htm

Government office established to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Laws & Regulations http://www.osha.gov/law-regs.html

Compliance Assitance http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/index.html

Safety and Health Topics http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/index.html

OSHA Statistics http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/index.html

OSHA Publications http://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html

Responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

Preformatted and customizable data on all aspects of employment and work.

Tutorial http://www.bls.gov/tutorial/

Other Statistical Sources http://www.bls.gov/bls/other.htm Compiled by the BLS, these are additional statistical sources, including federal and international agencies.  Includes:

List of publications from the Bureaul of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.  Includes:

Chartbooks http://www.bls.gov/opub/#chartbooks explores DOL statistics using charts, archived reports available.

Bulletins and Reports http://www.bls.gov/opub/#bulletins includes Highlights of Women's Earning and surveys on health plan provisions

Occupational Outlook Quarterly http://www.bls.gov/opub/#ooq

International Labor Comparisons http://www.bls.gov/fls/

Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Labor Markets http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2012/sandy/

Outlines rights, programs and resources available to disabled Americans and those who support them.

Disability Employment Liasons,  by state http://www.dol.gov/odep/contact/state.htm

Office of Disability Employment Policy http://www.dol.gov/odep/contact/state.htm

The purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government.

Promotes union democracy and financial integrity in private sector labor unions through standards for union officer elections and union trusteeships and safeguards for union assets.

Administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease.

Enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes.

Enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Rights afforded by these whistleblower acts include, but are not limited to, worker participation in safety and health activities, reporting a work related injury, illness or fatality, or reporting a violation of the statutes.

The Act imposes additional duties upon Federal agency employers intended to reinvigorate their longstanding obligation to provide a work environment free of discrimination and retaliation.

No FEAR annual statistics from agencies include:

Launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.


You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BenefitsGOV

Database of regulations.  From here you can:

  • Search for a regulation such as a proposed rule, final rule or Federal Register (FR) notice
  • Submit a comment on a regulation or on another comment
  • Submit an application, petition or adjudication document
  • Sign up for e-mail alerts about a specific regulation
  • Quickly access regulations that are popular, newly posted or closing soon-directly from the home page

Build your future with O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations.  The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.


Additional resources:

USA Jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/

America's Job Bank http://www.ajb.org/

Child Care Finder http://childcareaware.org/