DOL Newsletter

7 years

The last time the federal minimum wage was increased was July 24, 2009. Here are seven things you should know about it.

Protecting poultry workers

A trip to the bathroom shouldn't result in being fired. Here's what we're doing to keep poultry-processing workers safe on the job.

Positive trend

The veteran unemployment rate is down. Here's why.

Youth skills

A new global initiative calls for more apprenticeships.


Secretary Perez in Cincinnati: What working parents need.


Major retailers fined

Macy's and The Finish Line cited for safety hazards.

Child labor violations

Young workers exposed to hazards at Texas water parks.

Effective advocacy

Lessons on inclusion for people with disabilities.


Justice for Raquel

At first afraid to contact us about her employer's improper pay practices for fear of being fired, Raquel took a bold step and helped our investigators learn the truth. Now she is receiving nearly $30K in back wages.

Read her story.