Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters, promotes, and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improves working conditions; advances opportunities for profitable employment; and assures work-related benefits and rights. DOL.
While DOL does not administer specific domestic HIV/AIDS programs, it serves individuals with HIV/AIDS every day; helps individuals living with HIV/AIDS access income supports, including job skills and employment; and enforces employment-related antidiscrimination laws applicable to people living with HIV/AIDS.
DOL is a lead Federal agency in the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Read about its role here. Read its Operational Plan. Read more about its role here. Read the DOL’s NHAS Operational Plan to learn more about the specific actions the Department is taking and the offices involved in implementing them.
HIV/AIDS Employment Roundtable Proceedings Report - Report from DOL’s 2011 HIV/AIDS Employment Roundtable, focused on improving employment opportunities and outcomes and reducing stigma and discrimination for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees Living with HIV/AIDS - DOL’s Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, expert, and confidential technical assistance to both employees and employers on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. This JAN resource discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accommodation ideas for employees living with HIV/AIDS.
Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family Medical Leave Act - The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), enforced by DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, provides workplace protections to those living with a serious health condition, including HIV/AIDS. This document describes employee rights and responsibilities under FMLA for employees working for employers covered by the Act.
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Last revised: 05/11/2012