The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued four new resources on employment law issues. You can read about and access the new resources below.
Compliance Assistance Guide
As an organization with diverse functions, USDOL carries out its mission through a number of offices and agencies. USDOL published a short compliance assistance guide, "We Are the U.S. Department of Labor: How We Can Help You," that provides workers and employers with a description of each office and agency, their work, and their contact information.
Read "We Are the U.S. Department of Labor: How We Can Help You"
PEAT Telework and Accessibility Toolkit
The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) published the "Telework and Accessibility Toolkit" to equip employers, employees, and hiring professionals with the information needed to ensure the digital workplace is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. It incorporates resources on creating accessible digital communications, being an effective teleworker, conducting accessible virtual interviews, and more.
Read the "Telework and Accessibility Toolkit"
Advancing Compliance Solutions
USDOL published a blog on "Advancing Compliance Solutions," written by S. Marisela Douglass, Director of USDOL's Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI). Douglass discusses some of the accomplishments of OCI in the two years since its establishment, including the recent virtual summit on "Advancing Compliance Solutions for Today's Workplace, Two Years and Counting." The blog includes links to recordings of the summit sessions.
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) released its September newsletter featuring mental health resources, including a public service announcement from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society and case studies of the programs that companies Merck and Johnson and Johnson provide to support their employees' mental health. Also highlighted is a Labor Day op-ed published in the Wichita Eagle by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Jennifer Sheehy, and more.
Read the EARN newsletter