Wage and Hour Division

What to do Before the Wage and Hour Division Comes Knocking

This letter is to inform you of the Wage and Hour Division’s plan to visit your establishment…

Many employers receive letters that begin just like this from the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor. The WHD investigates to make sure employers are meeting their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is the law responsible for the federal minimum wage and federal overtime rules. Here’s what you need to know (and steps you should consider) before the WHD comes knocking.

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