US Department of Labor

  • Overview

The US Department of Labor labors for laborers. The department looks out for job seekers, workers, and retirees in the US. It works to advance work opportunities, improve work conditions, and protect retirement and health benefits. It helps employers find workers and tracks changes in employment, prices, and other economic measurements. The department also administers federal labor laws that govern safe working conditions, minimum wage and overtime pay, employment discrimination, and unemployment insurance. An act of Congress created the department in 1913. Hilda L. Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor in February 2009. The agency has a $53 million annual budget.

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US Department of Labor


200 Constitution Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20210-0001
Phone: 1 (202) 693-6002
www.dol.gov

STATS


  • Employer Type: Government Agency
  • Acting CFO: Lisa Fiely
  • Acting Director and Deputy Director Operations, Pension Benefit Guaranty: Vincent Snowbarger
  • Secretary: Hilda Solis

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC

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