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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Field Assistance Bulletins

Field Assistance Bulletins provide Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators and staff with guidance on enforcement positions and clarification of policies or changes in policy of WHD. These bulletins are developed under the general authority to administer the various laws enforced by WHD. They typically provide positions reflecting changes or clarifications in the administration of these laws and related regulations based upon court decisions, legislative changes and opinions of the WHD Administrator.

The Department of Labor (DOL) is providing this information as a public service. The requirements of the laws enforced by WHD are set by statutes and regulations. The Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations remain the official resources for regulatory information published by the DOL.

 


Number

2013
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2013-1

Egg Processing Activities as Agriculture Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

April 29, 2013
(PDF, TEXT)

 


Number

2012
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2012-3

General Guidance on Voluntary Assignments of Wages under the H-2A Program

May 17, 2012
(PDF, TEXT)

2012-2

Enforcement of 2011 Tip Credit Regulations

February 29, 2012
(PDF, TEXT)

2012-1

H-2A “Abandonment or Termination for Cause” Enforcement of 20 CFR § 655.122(n)

February 28, 2012
(PDF, TEXT)

 


Number

2011
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2011-3

Assisting in the Operation of Power-Driven Patient/Resident HoistslLifts Under the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act

July 13, 2011
(PDF, TEXT)

2011-2

H-2A “Prohibited Fees” and Employer’s Obligation to Prohibit Fees

May 6, 2011
(PDF, TEXT)

2011-1

Certification of Supplement B of U Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

April 28, 2011
(PDF, TEXT)

 


Number

2010
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2010-2

Change in Application of the FLSA § 13(b)(1) “Motor Carrier Exemption”

November 4, 2010
(PDF, TEXT)

2010-1

Assessment of Child Labor Civil Money Penalties

The Wage and Hour Division is reviewing Field Assistance Bulletin 2010-1, Assessment of Child Labor Civil Money Penalties, and has removed it from its Web site. It is the intention of the Wage and Hour Division to issue revised guidance on this subject in the near future.

January 20, 2010

 


Number

2009
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2009-2

Travel and Visa Expenses of H-2B Workers Under the FLSA

August 21, 2009
(PDF, TEXT)

 


Number

2007
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2007-2

Change in Application of the FLSA
§ 13(b)(1) "Motor Carrier Exemption"

May 23, 2007
(PDF, TEXT)

2007-1

Enforcement Provisions Applicable to H-2B Workers

May 2, 2007
(PDF, TEXT)

 


Number

2006
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2006-3

Computer Employees Professional Exemption

December 14, 2006
(PDF, TEXT)

2006-2

IBP vs. Alvarez

May 31, 2006
(PDF, TEXT)

2006-1

Guidance on MSPA Vehicle Safety Standards

March 1, 2006
(PDF, TEXT)

 


Number

2005
Letter Subject


Date/Format

2005-1

Application of Fair Labor Standards Act Section 13(a)(15) to Third Party Employers

December 1, 2005
(PDF, TEXT)

Other Interpretive Guidance