Employment Standards Administration Law and Legal Definition

Employment Standards Administration is the unit in the U.S. Department of Labor. This unit is responsible for enforcing various laws and administering programs pertaining to minimum-wage and overtime standards, registration of farm-labor contractors, wage rates to be paid and the nondiscrimination and affirmative-action programs to be followed by government contractors and subcontractors, workers'-compensation programs for federal and certain private employers, financial integrity and the internal organizational practices of labor unions, and certification of employee protection for federally sponsored transportation programs. The Administration operates through four divisions: the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Labor–Management Standards, and the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.