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Learn how the Wage and Hour Division is helping workers recover owed wages.
Starting Jan. 30, 2022, we’re raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 per hour.
In the past year, the Wage and Hour Division has held more than 70 listening sessions to identify ways to improve access to worker protections and services.
A transnational, multi-year investigation freed more than 100 trafficked workers in South Georgia who were brought to the U.S. fraudulently under the H-2A visa program.
Working during the holidays? Know your rights under federal wage and hour laws.
Meet some of the essential workers we’ve assisted in the past year:
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: