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Department of Labor Definition

Term Definition:
The federal government department that is responsible for managing working conditions and labor rates within the United States. Often it is referred to as the DOL, or Wage and Hour Division.

Extended Definition:
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for the creation and enforcement of federal labor laws and safety regulations. This includes laws regarding minimum wage, working conditions, overtime pay, and anti-discrimination laws within the workplace. It also represents the employment rights of Americans who are laid off or retired, as well as veterans re-entering the workforce after serving in the U.S. military.

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