Labor Department Ramps Up Hiring to Boost Wage Enforcement

Jan. 6, 2020, 10:58 PM

The Trump administration is hiring 45 wage-and-hour investigators across the country, continuing the Labor Department’s effort to offset several years of staffing reductions within its division that enforces minimum wage and overtime laws.

The new investigators are expected to be in place throughout the country by March 31, the DOL Wage and Hour Division announced Jan. 6. The division’s investigators are charged with probing employers to ensure compliance with federal child labor, wage, and leave laws.

The 45 positions are in addition to 25 new investigator jobs the agency announced over the summer that it would be hiring to fill. ...

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