Department of Labor (DOL) Regulations Every Business Owner Needs to Know

by | 27 Jun, 2017

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The United States Department of Labor (DOL) was established in 1913 with the mission to “to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.” Today, the department is responsible for enforcing scores of regulations governing businesses large and small all across America.

Keeping up with DOL regulations is a challenge for even the most well-informed business owner. But strict compliance is critical to the long-term success of any company. Civil fines range from a mere $100 for small issues to a whopping $70,000 for willful violations, enough to financially cripple some businesses.

Navigate is proud to support local business owners in their pursuit to comply with DOL regulations. A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in New England, we’ve created a great resource for your business by consolidating the most important DOL regulations into a free user-friendly checklist. It’s just one more way that Navigate empowers your New England business to make informed decisions about its future. To learn more, click here to download the checklist.

For more information about how a PEO can help you stay compliant, reach out to us.

Tom DiSilva
Tom DiSilva has been providing professional human resource services for over 30 years. As the CEO of Navigate PEO, he actively partners with organizations of all sizes in the Greater New England area and across the country to help their businesses grow. He has expertise in HR and Labor Management, offering guidance and support for key areas of business such as negotiations, operations management, employee coaching, and employee benefits design. He is an active member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), Professional Association of Co-Employers (PACE), and The American Payroll Association (APA). He is deeply committed to giving back to the community both personally and through Navigate Cares, which provides support for several nonprofit organizations such as the USO, The Boys & Girls Club, and the 3Point Foundation.

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