U.S. Department of Labor
As an organization with diverse functions, the U.S. Department of Labor through its numerous offices and agencies, carries out its mission: to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. DOL provides free electronic copies of the required posters and some of the posters are available in languages other than English. Find posters here.
Federal Child Labor
The federal child labor provisions, authorized by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, also known as the child labor laws, were enacted to ensure that when young people work, the work is safe and does not jeopardize their health, well-being or educational opportunities. These provisions also provide limited exemptions. Find State Child Labor Standards here.
U.S. Labor Department Youth Employment Rules
These rules are part of the department’s ongoing effort to promote positive, safe work experiences for young workers.
Youth employment rules materials may be found at http://www.youthrules.dol.gov/ and http://www.wagehour.dol.gov/.
Information may also be obtained by calling the department’s toll-free help line at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).
Regulations and resources relating to COVID-19 from the Department of Labor can be found here.