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   

Drug-Free Workplace, Small Business Kit

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