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Obtain Information About An Employment Issue

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) receives many inquiries for help with various employment issues; however, resolution of most workplace problems is the responsibility of several federal agencies.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division enforces regulations related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage, overtime pay, hours) and the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal statutes relating to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act are also laws enforced by the EEOC.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division is responsible for laws and regulations in Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in all services, programs, and activities provided to the public by state and local governments and in "places of public accommodation." It also coordinates and ensures consistent and effective enforcement of Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Fair Labor Standards Act
Family Medical Leave Act
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act


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