Women's Bureau Law and Legal Definition

Women's Bureau is a bureau under the department of Labor of the U.S. established under 29 USCS § 11.

Women's Bureau’s duty is to formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. It shall have authority to investigate and report to the Department of Labor upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of women in industry. The results of these investigations may be published in such manner and to such extent as the Secretary of Labor may prescribe from time to time.

The Women's Bureau is headed by a woman director who is appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

The Women's Bureau also has an assistant director appointed by the Secretary of Labor. The assistant director performs such duties that are prescribed by the director and approved by the Secretary of Labor.