The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Departmental resources

Departmental resources

Departmental resources

■ About the Labor Department

The cabinet-level Labor Department was created in 1913 after many years of development and the rise of organized labor movements. The department’s initial intent was to ensure better working conditions and improve the welfare of working Americans. Throughout the first decades of the agency’s existence, Congress passed laws to protect worker safety, established worker’s compensation for injured workers, and provided for livable wages and fair working conditions.

Labour Department

In the modern era, the Labor Department administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws that reach approximately 10 million employers and 125 million workers. Noteworthy agencies such as the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) reach nearly 150 million workers, veterans, retirees, and ...

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