Pennsylvania: The Department of Labor
As one of the original thirteen states of the United States, Pennsylvania believes in upholding PA DOL standards originated by the U.S. Department of Labor. The PA DOL focuses on the health and well-being of American workers, striving to improve employment benefits and work environments.
On a state level, PA DOL oversees the labor work on a state level for the national Department of Labor. The PA DOL educates and develops the vision of the Department of Labor in Pennsylvania. Throughout Pennsylvania, specific DOL offices handle DOL complaint filings, lawsuits, and investigations.
If you face circumstances that come under the jurisdiction of PA DOL, do not hesitate to consult with a PA DOL lawyer about your situation.
How Does The Department of Labor Work?
The framework of the Department of Labor protects and develops the rights of American workers throughout the country. Although the responsibilities of the DOL are many, most crucial includes investigating filed DOL complaints of employment discrimination or health violations. Meanwhile, the DOL maintains strict time limits for filing certain allegations.
With over twenty-five administrations and agencies, the Department of Labor enforces the rights of American job workers. We’ve included a few of the boards below. Each administers a different DOL law.
- Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
- Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
- Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS)
- Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
- Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)
Reach out and contact us if you have any questions about the DOL or its agencies.
What Does The PA DOL Do?
The PA DOL follows the example set by the U.S. Department of Labor. Originally, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry inspected the conditions of factories, but as industry has shifted, the responsibilities of the department have altered and expanded as well.
Naturally, the vision of Pennsylvania is to ensure economic development along with creating a business climate that is world class and globally competitive. Moreover, this department works to provide benefits to the unemployed and rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. This department also focuses on training young job holders and preparing them for future employment.
A Few Labor Laws
Overall, the DOL enforces over 180 labor laws, and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor supports the vision and mission of the U.S. Department of Labor. We’ve listed a few of the most common laws below.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Labor-Management Standards
- Mine Safety and Health
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Longshore and Harbor Workers
- Black Lung Benefits
- Child Labor (FLSA)
- Foreign Workers
- Minimum Wage and Overtime
The state and federal governments partner to protect the rights of workers throughout the United States. The PA DOL enforces the regulations of the Department of Labor. Alongside the intricate web of administrations, offices, programs, and agencies that puzzle piece to create the U.S. Department of Labor, the PA DOL works hard to fight for the rights of Pennsylvanians under the labor laws.
If your rights as an American job holder have been violated, contact a PA DOL lawyer who will know how to navigate the DOL and your rights under the DOL law.
Don’t hesitate, talk to a DOL PA attorney: (412) 626-5626 or email@example.com
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