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Compliance Topics

Department of Labor Compliance Assistance
Help navigating DOL Laws and Regulations. This site provides businesses with the knowledge and tools they need to understand their rights and responsibilities under DOL’s rules. (FMLA, OSHA, OFCCP, ERISA, USERRA, FLSA and more)

Equal Opportunity Laws
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces all discrimination laws and provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices and policies.

Ohio Business Gateway
This page is intended to provide information to assist businesses to operate legally in the State of Ohio.

Affirmative Action Data
Affirmative action data are available from Census 2000 Special Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation.

Required Posters
State and Federal laws require employers to display different posters depending on respective requirements. This page contains information about how employers can access information about required postings and obtain the respective posters.

Employment Discrimination and Harassment

All employers must follow federal and state anti-discrimination laws in the course of their daily business activities. In addition, federal law requires employers to keep personnel and payroll records for a specified period of time.

Some employers may also be required to submit an annual survey called the Equal Employment Opportunity Report (EEO-1) to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. On the EEO-1 Report, employers provide a breakdown of their employees by race and gender. The follow pages provide specific, up-to-date guidance on equal employment opportunity requirements:

Equal Employment Guidance for Small Businesses
Provides basic information for small businesses about the laws enforced by EEOC.

Recordkeeping Requirements
Provides basic information on EEOC reports and recordkeeping requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Poster Order Form
This required workplace poster is available at no charge and can be ordered on-line.

EEO-1 Survey Requirements (Standard Form 100)
Information EEO-1 reports: who must file, how to file, when to file. Instructions for on-line filing.

When a Charge is Filed Against My Company
Provides a gateway to information on how to respond to EEOC if a charge of discrimination is filed against your company.

Obtaining and Using Medical Information as Part of Emergency Evacuation Procedures
Employers ask whether they may request information to help identify individuals who might need assistance because of a medical condition and whether they can share this information with others in the workplace.