Helpful Links for Business Owners
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Managing a Business
Any business owner must know how to properly manage employees and must be familiar with various employment regulations. This page is meant to offer informative, authoritative links relating to management, labor, and employee regulations.
You may wish to start by using the Department of Labor (DOL) FirstStep Employment Law Advisor to determine which laws administered by the DOL apply to your business, as well as to locate links to compliance assistance information.
The DOL offers an Employment Law Guide designed for those needing hands-on information to develop wage, benefit, safety, health, and nondiscrimination policies.
Employers are required to complete and maintain an Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form when hiring an employee. I-9 Forms are most quickly obtained by downloading from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website.
Employing Foreign Workers (PDF file)
If you are contemplating hiring foreign workers, be sure to review the USCIS Employment Handbook. Also, take advantage of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Alien Employee Visa Classification e-Tool (below) for help determining visa classifications.
Use this tool to determine the type of visa a specific immigrant needs in order to be eligible for employment in the United States.
Find out what your obligations are under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by using the DOL’s Resource Guide to USERRA.
Department Of Labor’s Work Hours Information
Link to the DOL’s information on work hours.
Link to the DOL’s website on small business compliance with labor regulations.
This section of The Work Site contains information on the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170), and the Ticket to Work Program.