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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a simplified one-page fact sheet to help small businesses better understand their responsibilities under federal anti-discrimination laws, the agency announced March 3.

The fact sheet, which is available in 30 different languages and links to other EEOC resources available to small businesses, is a product of the agency's small business task force led by Commissioner Constance Barker.

According to the EEOC, the internal group is focused on the needs of businesses that can't afford human resources professionals or lawyers on call. The task force currently is working to develop other aids, including YouTube videos to give quick, easy answers to small-business owners' most-asked questions, the EEOC said.

“Startups and other small businesses continue to play an integral role in the strength of our nation's economy,” Barker said in a March 3 statement. “It is our responsibility at EEOC to help businesses understand their legal obligations under the complex and ever-changing federal employment discrimination laws and regulations.”

The fact sheet is available on the EEOC's website at