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DOL Wage and Hour Division Needs More Resources, Lawmakers Told

April 9, 2019, 7:10 PM

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division needs a funding boost to ensure the nation’s workers are paid for time they work, witnesses told a House Appropriations subcommittee.

“What the agency needs is more resources and more investigators to have a real chance to analyze the data to find the high-volume violators and the workers in industries who are afraid to come forward,” said Laura Huizar, staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project.

Huizar was among a group of lawyers who testified April 9 before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

The hearing comes ...