Federal Regulations & Your Business

federal regulations

The federal government does not regulate every industry, however, some companies may have to satisfy some requirements at the federal level. To ensure that your business complies with government rules, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the requirements in your industry. 

Here are some links to help you get started: 

Tax Obligations for Business Owners.

Small business owners need to understand their federal tax responsibilities. The IRS publishes tax information for businesses

Labor Laws.

If you plan to hire employees you will be responsible for complying with numerous labor laws regarding wages, benefits, working conditions, and more. To help understand these requirements the U.S. Department of Labor publishes an Employment Law Guide

Posting Requirements.

As a business you must also display certain posters, disclaimers and information regarding worker's rights published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Employment Standards Administration, and various other departments. The U.S. Department of Labor details the posting requirements

Industry Regulations, Licensing & Permits.

Typically specific industries (Transportation, Construction, Farming, etc.) have special requirements for conducting business. If a federal agency governs your business activities, check with that agency for more information about your requirements. For an alphabetical listing of federal agencies, visit www.usa.gov