Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor
LAWTON, Okla. -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has opened a new field office at the federal courthouse located at 410 Fifth St. SW, Room 311 in Lawton.
“I am very pleased about the opening of another Wage and Hour Division office to better serve the people of Oklahoma,” said Cynthia Watson, regional administrator for the Wage and Hour Division in the Southwest. “The department now will be able to provide added assistance and a one-stop shop in this area for employers seeking compliance assistance concerning the federal labor laws we enforce.”
The division’s Lawton Field Office will have oversight for agency enforcement throughout the state. It also will connect employees, employers and community-based organizations with the resources and assistance needed to ensure that workers in low-wage industries – including laborers on federal construction and service contracts – are paid fairly for all hours worked.
The Wage and Hour Division services the state of Oklahoma in three locations: an area office in Tulsa, the district office in Oklahoma City and now in Lawton.
Anyone who wishes to receive wage and hour information, file a complaint or ask a question about requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, including child labor regulations; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Davis-Bacon Act; the Service Contract Act or the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act can visit or call the Lawton office at 580-357-3794, or the Oklahoma City District Office at 405-231-4158.
For more information about laws the Wage and Hour Division administers, visit http://www.dol.gov/whd or call the division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243).
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