The Wage and Hour Division builds and maintains strong relationships with state and federal agencies to foster communication and better serve our nation's workers and businesses. WHD has MOUs with states across the country concerning the various laws that WHD enforces, including MOUs that address misclassification. These partnerships provide for data sharing, referrals, coordinated enforcement, joint outreach and compliance assistance. They maximize WHD's impact and the corresponding benefits for businesses and workers.

 
 
 

Alaska

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Alaska at this time.

Alaska Department of Labor

Alabama

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Alabama Department of Labor with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting coordinated investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: August 31, 2021

MOU Expiration: August 31, 2024

Alabama Department of Labor

Arkansas

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) entered into this agreement with the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing, Division of Labor with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by cross training staff, collaborating on investigations, and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: March 17, 2022

MOU Expiration: March 17, 2027

Arkansas Department of Labor

Arizona

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Arizona at this time.

Arizona Department of Labor

California

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Attorney General of the State of California with the specific and mutual goals of more effectively and efficiently communicating and cooperating on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, providing employers and employees with compliance assistance information, conducting coordinated investigations, and sharing information as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: July 2, 2019

MOU Expiration: July 2, 2022

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with Lose Angeles County with the specific and mutual goals of more effectively and efficiently communicating and cooperating on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations, and sharing information as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

The effective date of the Los Angeles County MOU is 12/05/19

The expiration date is 12/05/22

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Office of the Tulare County District Attorney of the State of California with the specific and mutual goals of strengthening Tulare County’s collective response to human trafficking; providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach and education to Tulare County employers, employees, community groups, and other stakeholders; sharing resources to enhance enforcement by conducting coordinated investigations; and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Partnership Agreement

Agreement Signed: September 22, 2020

Agreement Expiration: September 22, 2023

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) entered into this agreement with the state of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency with the specific and mutual goals of coordinating and conducting joint outreach to the regulated community of common concern, collaborating on investigations, where appropriate, and sharing referrals of violations and other information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: May 6, 2022

MOU Expiration: May 6, 2027

California Department of Labor

Colorado

Colorado Department of Labor

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access compliance information to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by, as appropriate, conducting coordinated enforcement actions and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement Signed: June 21 2021

Agreement Expiration: June 21, 2026

Connecticut

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division ("WHD") and the State of Connecticut's Department of Public Health ("DPH") enter into this Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU" or "Agreement") to describe the process through which DPH will verify birth dates of certain minor employees so that the WHD can enforce federal child labor laws.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: November 21, 2019

MOU Expiration: September 22, 2022

Connecticut Department of Labor

District of Columbia

WHD does not currently have an MOU with the District of Columbia at this time.

Delaware

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Delaware at this time.

Delaware Department of Labor

Florida

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: January 28, 2019

MOU Expiration: January 28, 2022

Florida Department of Revenue

Georgia

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Georgia at this time.

Georgia Department of Labor

Hawaii

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: May 14, 2019

MOU Expiration: May 14, 2022

Hawaii Department of Labor

Iowa

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Iowa Workforce Development Department with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: October 21, 2021

MOU Expiration: October 21, 2026

Iowa Workforce Development Department

Idaho

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Idaho at this time.

Idaho Department of Labor

Illinois

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Illinois at this time.

Illinois Department of Labor

Indiana

DOL does not currently have an MOU with Indiana under this initiative.

Indiana Department of Labor

Kansas

DOL does not currently have an MOU with Kansas under this initiative.

Kansas Department of Labor

Kentucky

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Workforce Investment, Office of Employer & Apprenticeship Services to more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations, and sharing information as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: August 30, 2021

MOU Expiration: August 30, 2022

The Wage and Hour Division and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet are forming this partnership to more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including to share training materials, to provide employers and employees with compliance assistance information, to protect the rights of America’s workforce to be employed in a manner that is compliant with laws and regulations governing employment status, payment of wages, hours of work, safety and health, and unemployment insurance, and to conduct coordinated investigations and share information as appropriate.

Partnership Agreement

Agreement Signed: April 17, 2020

Agreement Expiration: April 17, 2023

Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Louisiana

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Louisiana Workforce Commission with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: August 8, 2019

MOU Expiration: August 8, 2022

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Massachusetts

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) entered into this agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Joint Enforcement Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification through the Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access compliance information to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by, as appropriate, conducting coordinated enforcement actions and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: Feb 5, 2021

MOU Expiration: Feb 5, 2025

Massachusetts Department of Labor

Maryland

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Maryland at this time.

Maryland Department of Labor

Maine

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Maine at this time.

Maine Department of Labor

Michigan

DOL does not currently have an MOU with Michigan under this initiative.

Michigan Department of Labor

Minnesota

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Renewed: June 18, 2021

MOU Expiration: June 18, 2024

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: March 3, 2022

MOU Expiration: March 3, 2027

Minnesota Department of Labor

Missouri

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Missouri at this time.

Missouri Department of Labor

Mississippi

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Mississippi at this time.

Mississippi Department of Labor

Montana

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Montana at this time.

Montana Department of Labor

North Carolina

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) entered into this agreement with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, Employee Classification Section, with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: February 11, 2020

MOU Expiration: February 11, 2023

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD), and the North Carolina Department of Commerce-Division of Workforce Solutions are forming this partnership to more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including cross-training staff, providing employers and employees with compliance assistance information towards the goal of protecting the wages, safety, and health of America’s workforce and sharing information as appropriate.

MOU Effective: November 2, 2021

MOU Expiration: November 2, 2026

Memorandum of Understanding

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD), and the North Carolina Department of Labor, Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to promote compliance with laws of common concern among the regulated community in the state of North Carolina. The agencies are forming this partnership to more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including cross-train staff, providing employers and employees with compliance assistance information towards the goal of protecting the wages, safety, and health of America's workforce and sharing information as appropriate.

MOU Effective: January 19, 2022

MOU Expiration: January 19, 2027

Memorandum of Understanding

North Carolina Department of Labor

North Dakota

WHD does not currently have an MOU with North Dakota at this time.

North Dakota Department of Labor

Nebraska

The DOL's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) entered into this agreement with the Nebraska Department of Labor, with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: August 1, 2019

MOU Expiration: August 1, 2022

Nebraska Department of Labor

New Hampshire

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) entered into this agreement with the New Hampshire Department of Labor and Workforce Development Agency with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: February 11, 2022

MOU Expiration: February 11, 2027

New Hampshire Department of Labor

New Jersey

The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting coordinated investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: September 8, 2021

MOU Expiration: September 8, 2024

New Jersey Department of Labor

New Mexico

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions to more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including by sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations, and sharing information as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: December 13, 2019

MOU Expiration: December 13, 2022

New Mexico Department of Labor

Nevada

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Nevada at this time.

Nevada Department of Labor

New York

WHD does not currently have an MOU with New York at this time.

New York Department of Labor

Ohio

DOL does not currently have an MOU with Ohio under this initiative.

Ohio Department of Labor

Oklahoma

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) entered into this agreement with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission with the specific and mutual goals to more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations, and sharing information as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: April 1, 2022

MOU Expiration: April 1, 2027

Oklahoma Department of Labor

Oregon

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services with the specific and mutual goals of more effectively and efficiently communicating and cooperating on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations, and sharing information as appropriate. 

MOU Signed: February 17, 2021

MOU Expiration: February 17, 2026

Oregon Department of Labor

Pennsylvania

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Labor Law Compliance, with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access compliance information to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: September 9, 2019

MOU Expiration: September 9, 2022

Pennsylvania Department of Labor

Rhode Island

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Rhode Island at this time.

Rhode Island Department of Labor

South Carolina

DOL does not currently have an MOU with South Carolina under this initiative.

South Carolina Department of Labor

South Dakota

WHD does not currently have an MOU with South Dakota at this time.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Tennessee

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access compliance information to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by, as appropriate, conducting coordinated enforcement actions and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Signed: June 25, 2020

MOU Expiration: June 25, 2023

Tennessee Department of Labor

Texas

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Texas Workforce Commission with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting coordinated investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: April 30, 2021

MOU Expiration: April 30, 2026

The Wage and Hour Division and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to promote compliance with laws of common concern among the regulated community in Travis County, Texas regarding certain employment-related activities and crimes.

MOU Effective: November 11, 2021

MOU Expiration: November 11, 2024

Memorandum of Understanding

Texas Workforce Commission

Utah

The Wage and Hour Division and the Utah Attorney General’s Office – Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force entered into this Partnership Agreement with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Partnership Agreement

Agreement Signed: December 7, 2021

Agreement Expiration: December 7, 2026

Utah Department of Labor

Virginia

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Virginia at this time.

Virginia Department of Labor

Vermont

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Vermont at this time.

Vermont Department of Labor

Washington

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Washington at this time.

Washington Department of Labor

Wisconsin

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Wisconsin at this time.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

West Virginia

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) entered into this agreement with the State of West Virginia, Division of Labor, with the specific and mutual goals of providing clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: February 1, 2022

MOU Expiration: February 1, 2027

West Virginia Department of Labor

Wyoming

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Wyoming at this time.

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Puerto Rico

WHD does not currently have an MOU with Puerto Rico at this time.

Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Labor to promote compliance with laws of common concern among the regulated community in the CNMI and more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations, and sharing information as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: May 8, 2019

MOU Expiration: May 8, 2022

CNMI Department of Labor

Guam

The Wage and Hour Division entered into this agreement with the Government of Guam Department of Labor to promote compliance with laws of common concern among the regulated community in the Territory of Guam and more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations, and sharing information as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU Effective: May 7, 2019

MOU Expiration: May 7, 2022

Guam Department of Labor

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