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Small Business Resource Center

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As a small business owner, you've got a lot on your plate. You need to find information quickly and easily so we have created a one-stop shop of resources tailored just for small businesses!  Here you will find answers to common questions about your responsibilities under the federal employment discrimination laws.  You will also find tips on preventing discrimination and how to deal with issues when they do arise in your business, plus a whole lot more!

  • Small Business Requirements

    You are required to keep certain employment records and to post information about discrimination laws. You may also be required to complete a report about your workforce. Learn more - and download a free "EEO is the Law" poster!

  • Tips for Small Businesses

    Know what to do if an employee requests leave to attend a doctor's appointment or to observe a religious holiday? How do you consider an applicant's criminal record when hiring? Get tips on handling some common workplace issues.

  • EEOC Resources

    Need information about a specific discrimination topic? We've categorized EEOC material for small businesses by topic, so you can find what you need quickly and easily.

  • Small Business Fact Sheet

    A one-page fact sheet that provides a shortened, user-friendly overview of the legal obligations of small businesses under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws.  It also provides information about other EEOC resources available for small business owners.  The "Preventing Discrimination is Good Business" Fact sheet is available in 30 different languages.

  • EEOC Glossary

    Definitions for some common equal employment opportunity terms, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and reasonable accommodation.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Responses to questions we often receive from small business owners: Do the laws that the EEOC enforces apply to my business? How can I prevent discrimination? If I receive a charge of discrimination, what should I do? And more!

  • Making an Employment Decision?

    As a small business owner, you make dozens of decisions every day. Get advice about common employment decisions, from hiring and training to evaluating, disciplining, and firing employees.

  • Small Business Assistance

    As a small business owner, you don't have legal or Human Resources experts to advise you. We're here to help!

  • Small Business Videos

    Running your small business is a full time job and when you need information - you need it fast!  For example, you may need to know what questions you shouldn't ask in an interview.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a quick and basic video (just a couple minutes long) that could give you this type of information?  Well there is!  EEOC's Small Business Liaisons have created videos with the small business owner in mind and the simple straightforward information that you need most. 

  • Contact Us

    Have a question? Need training or one-on-one assistance? Let us know.