• A New One-Stop Shopping Website for Employee Complaints against Employers
  • November 24, 2016 | Author: Christina Maria Reger
  • Law Firm: Bazelon Less & Feldman, P.C. - Philadelphia Office
  • What is it?

    The website is a collaborative effort between the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice. According to the Department of Labor blog, the website "remov[es] the guesswork, and provid[es] workers access to critical information about their rights under the major labor statutes in a way that makes sense for them."

    How does it work?

    The site will ask you what your job title is, and then provide the employee with many handy links to educate them on a variety of employment law problems. Clicking on a link to explain the problem will provide them with another link to file a claim, right from the worker.gov site.

    Does it apply to everyone?

    As the DOL explains, "in the coming weeks and months, the site will expand to target more and more occupations, informed by use and feedback. In future releases, as users answer more questions, the site will learn to narrow in on the precise information that workers need most. For example, if workers who identify as construction workers most often look for information about worker safety and wage theft, the site will begin to feature that information more prominently for users who identify themselves as construction workers."

    The beta version was launched last Friday, October 28.