may be subject to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). WARN offers employees early
warning of impending layoffs or plant closings. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) provides information to the public on WARN,
though neither ETA nor the Department of Labor has administrative responsibility for the statute, which is
enforced through private action in the federal courts.
For more details
and guidance on laws and regulations covered in this fact sheet, call the appropriate Department of Labor agency
listed in your phone book under U.S. Government.
agencies besides the Department of Labor enforce laws and regulations that affect employers. Statutes that
ensure non-discrimination in employment are generally enforced by the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Taft-Hartley Act regulates a
wide range of employer-employee conduct and is administered by the
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). For more information on these laws, consult
these agencies; they are listed in your phone book under U.S. Government.
Human resourcesis a term used to describe the individuals who
comprise the workforce of an organization, although it is also applied in labor economics to, for example,
business sectors or even whole nations. Human resources is also the name of the function within an
organization charged with the overall responsibility for implementing strategies and policies relating to the
management of individuals (i.e. the human resources). This function title is often abbreviated to the