DoL Unveils Spanish Compliance Web site

July 28, 2005 ( - In an effort to better help Hispanic-owned employers comply with federal laws and regulations, the US Department of Labor (DoL) has launched a special Web site with a variety of Spanish-language compliance materials.

A DoL news release said the newly translated materials include a Frequently Asked Questions document that answers common queries about the Secretary of Labor’s Compliance Assistance Initiative. The other document, entitled Help from DOL , is a series of 14 ready-to-use news briefs about widely available compliance assistance tools.

DoL officials said they were encouraging Hispanic outreach organizations to use the Spanish-language articles in their newsletters, member e-mails and in other communication channels.

“Hispanic-owned businesses are a significant force in our growing economy,” said Veronica Vargas Stidvent, assistant secretary of labor for policy, in the DoL press release. “These new resources help clarify employers’ responsibilities under federal employment laws and workplace regulations. They also identify where additional information can be obtained to answer compliance questions.”

The DoL Spanish Web site is here . The agency’s news release in Spanish is here .