Who enforces employment laws?
The question of enforcing employment law is a complicated one. Different employment law statutes assign the responsibility of enforcement to different public agencies which, in turn, have their own individual requirements and time limits for filing a case. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Justice are all government agencies which may become involved in employment law enforcement. Private legal action, like that undertaken by Austin employment lawyers The Melton Law Firm is also made available by employment statutes.