The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of the nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws on topics including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor, family and medical leave, migrant and seasonal worker protections, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary guest worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government-funded service and construction contracts. Collectively, these laws cover most private, state, and local government employment, and protect over 143 million workers in more than 9.8 million establishments nationwide. Linked below are many of the resources WHD offers to ensure that workers understand their rights under these laws and that they receive the wages and the protections to which they are entitled:

Wage and Hour Division Local Offices – There are over 200 WHD offices throughout the country with trained professionals to help you. Find the Wage and Hour Division office closest to you.

AWARE: Alternatives for Worker Action, Rights, and Education

Employment & Wages During Natural Disasters & Recovery

How to File a Complaint – information on filing a complaint with WHD.