DOL Forms New Office to Expand Compliance Outreach 
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Compliance Initiatives, or OCI, was recently announced as a new agency effort to strengthen DOL’s compliance assistance outreach. OCI will be coordinated by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, which advises the secretary of labor and other department leaders on policy development, program evaluation, regulations, program implementation, compliance strategies, research, and legislation. OCI will provide employers and workers with access to information about their obligations and rights under federal labor laws and regulations. OCI will also help enforcement agencies develop new strategies to use data for “more impactful” compliance and enforcement strategies, according to DOL’s
press release
. Two new websites were launched along with OCI to provide resources for workers and employers who have compliance questions.
covers information about common workplace concerns and federal worker protections, and
provides information about employers’ responsibilities under federal laws and regulations.