AHI's Employment Law Resource Center - Newsletters, booklets, and looseleaf manuals targeted
to top management, human resource directors, personnel managers, front-line managers, and supervisors at small-to-medium sized firms. Published by
the Alexander Hamilton Institute and designed to keep managers and executives from making mistakes that could lead to fines and lawsuits.
Benefits Review Board (BRB) - The Department of Labor's Benefits Benefits
Review Board was created in 1972, by Congress, to review and issue decisions on appeals of worker's compensation claims arising under the Longshore
and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act and the Black Lung Benefits amendments to the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of
BenefitsLink - Information for employers sponsoring employee benefit plans, for companies providing
products and services for plans, and for participating employees.
California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) - Licenses, enforcement procedures, complaints
and citations, bonds, license classifications. Blueprint for becoming a California Licensed Contractor, license Q&A. Baseline cost for type
B construction and more.
California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) - DWC monitors the administration
of workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with
claims for workers' compensation benefits.
California Employment Development Department (EDD) - The EDD provides services under
the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance programs. The largest tax collection agency in California, EDD also handles
the audit and collection of employment taxes [Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employment Training and Personal Income Tax] and maintains
employment records for more than 15 million California workers.
California Employer Daily - A subscription website that helps human resource professionals, business
owners, and managers answer questions that challenge their company's employment practices.
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) - Provides a wide variety of services
to the public, from wage claim adjudication and discrimination complaint investigations to enforcement of California's labor laws and Industrial
Welfare Commission orders. DLSE also registers garment manufacturers and issues licenses to farm labor contractors, talent agencies,
industrial homeworkers, and certifies studio teachers.
Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Home Page - Provides public access to Davis-Bacon information
and supports the user in filling out the Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates (WD-10) Form. The type of information that you will
find here includes information about the Schedule of Surveys being conducted to make wage determinations; regional office information; and,
help. We also provide a WD-10 Form that you can view.
Employment Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) - Committed to educating and assisting the
150 million Americans covered by more than 695,000 private retirement plans, 2.8 million health plans, and similar numbers of other welfare benefit
plans holding near $5 trillion in assets; as well as plan sponsors and members of the employee benefits community. EBSA balances proactive
enforcement with compliance assistance and works diligently to provide quality assistance to plan participants and beneficiaries.
Employment Law: Guide to Employment and Labor Law - Employment law, sometimes referred
to as Labor law, encompasses the massive compilation of statutory laws, administrative rulings, and legal precedents which cover all facets of the
employer/employee relationship. Information and resources.
Employment Law Information Network - Reference site for lawyers and human resource professionals.
Articles, forms, policies and discussion forum on topics including age, race, and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, family and medical leave,
employment at-will, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, WARN and wage and hour.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Provides certain employees
with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees
continued to work instead of taking leave. This Compliance Guide summarizes the FMLA provisions and regulations, and provides answers
to the most frequently asked questions. More detail on the FMLA may be found in the regulations (29 CFR Part 825).
Good Jobs First (GJF) - GJF works with a broad spectrum of organizations as they
seek to ensure that subsidized businesses are held accountable for family-wage jobs and other effective results. GJF frequently testifies
before state legislatures, conducts workshops and training, and appears in the press. Unions, community organizations, religious groups, living wage
campaigns, public officials, environmentalists, tax and budget advocates, and economic development practitioners consult with GJF when companies
seek development subsidies, restructure, close plants, or become involved in other issues of public concern.
Institute of Industrial Relations (IIR) - An Organized Research Unit (ORU) on
the Berkeley Campus of the University of California. It was created by an act of the California Legislature in 1945 to promote labor and workplace
research, education, and community service relating to labor, industrial relations, and the workplace.
Legal Information Institute: Labor - Cornell Law School site provides
U.S. employment law overview and links to federal and state statutes, judicial decisions, and related sites.
Longshore and Harbor Workers'Compensation Act (LHWCA) - U.S. Code
Title 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters, Chapter 18. The LHWCA provides employment-injury and occupational-disease protection to
approximately 500,000 workers who are injured or contract occupational diseases occurring on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining
areas, and for certain other classes of workers covered by extensions of this Act. These benefits are paid directly by an authorized self-insured
employer; or through an authorized insurance carrier; or, in particular circumstances, by a special fund administered directly by the Division
of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
National Employment Law Project (NELP) - Promotes policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward
mobility, enforce worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services.
NUPP Legal Forms - Human resource legal forms including: employee employment contracts,
confidentiality, non-disclosure, and consultancy agreements, employee handbooks, performance evaluations, employee performance review forms, and
and Health Act (OSHA) - An Act to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement
of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working
conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) - The OWCP had its origins in an organization
established in 1916 to administer claims under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act. Benefits are available under this Act to more than
three million federal employees, members and the Peace Corp, Americorps, Vista volunteers. OWCP also administers
the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act of 1927. This Act covers all maritime workers injured or killed upon the navigable
waters of the U.S., as well as employees working on adjoining piers, docks and terminals, plus a number of other groups. Compensation under this Act is
paid by employers who are self-insured, or through insurance policies provided by private insurers to employers.
U.S. Department of Labor - Responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal
statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million
employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal
employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining
and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
U.S. Department of Labor Elaws Advisors - Employment law assistance for workers and
small businesses. Helps you understand your rights and responsibilities under the employment laws and regulations administered by the Department
of Labor (DOL). Each "Advisor" imitates the interaction you might have with a DOL employment law expert - it asks questions and provides
answers based on your responses.
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) - An independent, quasi-judicial agency in the Executive
branch that serves as the guardian of Federal merit systems. The Board's mission is to ensure that Federal employees are protected against
abuses by agency management, that Executive Branch agencies make employment decisions in accordance with the merit systems principles, and that Federal
merit systems are kept free of prohibited personnel practices.
Beneficiary Association (VEBA) 501(c)(9) - A voluntary employees' beneficiary association (VEBA) under Internal Revenue Code section
501(c)(9) is an organization organized to pay life, sick, accident, and similar benefits to members or their dependents, or designated beneficiaries
if no part of the net earnings of the association inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
Wage Determinations OnLine Program - Provides a single location for federal contracting officers to use in
obtaining appropriate Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) wage determinations (WDs) for each official
Workers Comp Insider - A weblog maintained by employees of Lynch Ryan. It
contains frequent updates on news items, tools and resources about workers compensation, risk management, and related topics.
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - A seven-member, judicial body appointed
by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, exercises all judicial powers vested in it by the Labor Code. Its major functions include review
of petitions for reconsideration of decisions by workers' compensation administrative law judges of the Division of Workers' Compensation and
regulation of the adjudication process by adopting rules of practice and procedure.
Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) - An unincorporated,
nonprofit association comprised of all companies licensed to transact workers' compensation insurance in California and has over 400 member companies.
Provides statistical data for insurers, agents and brokers, regulators, employers, and others within the insurance community. Serves as designated
statistical agent for California Insurance Commissioner.
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