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The purpose of the DOL is to is foster, promote and develop the well-being of the wage earners,job seekers and retirees in the US. Additionally, improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment ensuring work related rights and benefits. This obligation is supported by more than 180 federal laws and thousands of regulations.
The Department was formed on March 4, 1913 and today, has more than 17,000 employees with an annual budget exceeding $12 Billion.
We strongly encourage you to read the Wikipedia page linked for this Department to thoroughly understand their function and how they might help employers and employees understand their obligations to protect and serve each other.