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Every worker has the same right to a safe and healthful workplace under federal law, regardless of immigration status.
All workers have the right to raise concerns if they believe their rights are being violated in the workplace. Learn how the Labor Department defends the right of workers to speak up.
Providing essential protections to essential workers is at the heart of our mission. Learn more about our renewed efforts to protect workers on the front lines.
As we emerge from the pandemic, eliminating misclassification is a critical economic recovery strategy. Here’s why:
The Essential Workers, Essential Protections initiative will ensure that workers know about the wage and hour laws that protect them – and how to contact us if they need help.
Effective April 9, 2021, the Wage and Hour Division will return to pursuing pre-litigation liquidated damages and leveraging this enforcement tool where appropriate.