The HR Specialist

Useful Links


Government Resources

Employment Law Compliance Assistance

Federal Courts

Compensation / Benefits

Training & Development


Arbitration / Mediation

State Labor Departments


Government Resources

U.S. Department of Labor (see list of state departments below)

U.S. Department of Labor "E-Laws" compliance assistance tool

U.S. Labor Department's Employment Law Guide   

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

National Labor Relations Board

Social Security Administration

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department of Commerce

Small Business Administration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

U.S. Business Advisor

Employment Law Compliance Assistance

Age discrimination

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Discrimination (religion, sex, race, age, etc.)

Equal Pay Act and compensation discrimination

Fair Labor Standards Act

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

Sexual harassment links

Workplace violence prevention (OSHA)

I-9 and immigration issues

Federal Courts

Links to all federal courts

U.S. Supreme Court opinions

U.S. Courts of Appeals—Web sites and opinions (from

1st - ME, MA, NH, PR, RI

2nd - NY, VT, CT

3rd - PA, NJ, DE, VI

4th - MD, NC, SC, VA, WV

5th - LA, TX, MS

6th - MI, OH, KY TN

7th - IL, IN, WI

8th - ND, SD, MN, NE, IA, MO AR

9th - CA, OR, WA, AZ, MT, ID, NV, AK, HI

10th - CO, KS, NM, OK, UT, WY

11th - AL, GA, FL

DC - DC, Tax Court, fed admin agencies

Federal Patent, Int'l Trade, Claims Court and Veterans' Appeals

Compensation / Benefits

Employee Benefits Security Administration

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employee Benefits Survey Employee Benefits information

Employee Benefits Research Institute

Training & Development

American Society of Training and Development

International Society for Performance Improvement


American Psychological Assn.

Association of Test Publishers

Association of Executive Search Consultants

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Arbitration / Mediation

American Arbitration Association

EEOC mediation program

State Labor Departments

Alabama, Dept. of Labor

Alaska, Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Arizona, Industrial Commission

Arkansas, Dept. of Labor

California, Labor & Workforce Development Agency

Colorado, Dept. of Labor and Employment

Connecticut, Dept. of Labor

Delaware, Dept. of Labor

District of Columbia, Dept. of Employment Services

Florida, Agency for Workforce Innovation

Georgia, Dept. of Labor

Hawaii, Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations

Idaho, Dept. of Labor

Illinois, Dept. of Labor

Indiana, Dept. of Labor

Iowa, Workforce Development

Kansas, Dept. of Labor

Kentucky, Dept. of Labor

Louisiana, Dept. of Labor

Maine, Dept. of Labor

Maryland Dept. of Labor & Industry

Massachusetts, Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Michigan, Dept. of Labor & Economic Growth

Minnesota, Dept. of Labor and Industry

Mississippi, Employment Security Commission

Missouri, Labor and Industrial Relations Commission

Montana, Dept. of Labor and Industry

Nebraska, Dept. of Labor

Nevada, Dept. of Business and Industry

New Hampshire, Dept. of Labor

New Jersey, Dept. of Labor

New Mexico, Dept. of Labor

New York, Dept. of Labor

North Carolina, Dept. of Labor

North Dakota, Dept. of Labor

Ohio, Department of Commerce

Oklahoma, Dept. of Labor

Oregon, Bureau of Labor and Industries

Pennsylvania, Dept. of Labor and Industry

Rhode Island, Dept. of Labor and Training

South Carolina, Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

South Dakota, Dept. of Labor

Tennessee, Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Texas, Workforce Commission

Utah, Labor Commission

Vermont, Dept. of Labor

Virginia, Dept. of Labor & Industry

Washington, Dept. of Labor and Industries

West Virginia, Division of Labor

Wisconsin, Dept. of Workforce Development

Wyoming, Dept. of Employment