A Small Business Resource Center Compliments of the EEOC

By: Christina M. Reger 
Many of you have often asked me how to keep up with all of the laws, rules and regulations that govern employers. I am going to make your life a little bit easier. Well, I can’t take all the credit, the EEOC’s new Small Business Resource Center can help. I am just the person making sure you know about it. 
So what is this all about? Recently, the EEOC announced the release of an online resource center that” provides a user-friendly one-stop source for information on federal employment anti-discrimination laws.” 
As Commissioner Constance Barker stated, 
Startups and other small businesses continue to play an integral role in the strength of our nation’s economy. It is our responsibility as a federal government agency to help businesses understand their legal obligations under the complex and ever-changing laws and regulations we enforce. We want small businesses to be able to quickly and easily access the information they need to comply with the laws. It is our hope that the Small Business Resource Center will help them do just that, so that they can focus their time and efforts on growing their businesses and creating new jobs. 
But which laws apply to your small business, you ask? Good question. The EEOC explains here what laws apply depending on the size of your business. A fact sheet will summarize the most pertinent information for you. There is even a link to frequently asked questions, which provides even more links to answers to your most burning EEOC questions. 
In short, the Small Business Resource Center is a handy dandy tool for small business to quickly access information and answer questions. But, it still requires something that small business owners often do not have…TIME. So, I have another solution, you can always call that employment lawyer that specializes in working with small businesses. 

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