US Department of Labor Law and Legal Definition
The U.S. Department of Labor promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.
The Department administers a variety of federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.
The U.S. Department of Labor is located at:
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Frances Perkins Building
- 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
- Washington, DC 20210