Oklahoma Department of Labor Divisions
Provides administrative support and handles the business functions of the Department, including responsibility for communications, finance and accounting, human resources, purchasing, agency legal services, legislative affairs and constituent services, information technology and data processing services, mail and reception.
The Oklahoma Department of Labor Safety and Health division works to improve the safety and health of Oklahoma’s workers in both the public and private sector by providing consultations services, outreach and educational programs, establishing partnerships, setting and enforcing rules and regulations, for the improvement of workplace safety and health to prevent workplace accidents. The licensing division with the guidance of advisory committees oversees the licensure, registration and regulation of 51 occupational licenses. ODOL licenses individuals and businesses to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens by ensuring that licensees have met a standard of expertise.
The Employment Standards Service (ESD) Division handles an array of employment issues, including, but not limited to, enforcement of laws concerning wages and time off. Additionally, the Division advocates for Oklahoma's workforce, while educating and informing Oklahoma employers of controlling state and federal labor laws with which they must comply, such as but not necessarily limited to: labor compensation, workplace benefits, work hours, work times, and prohibited workplace practices. ESD is comprised of two (2) units: Wage & Hour and Child Labor.