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US Department of Labor, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General form partnership to enhance enforcement, strengthen coordination

WHO:         U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division 

                      Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

WHAT: five-year memorandum of understanding signed on February 21 that establishes a formal partnership with these agencies.

BACKGROUND: The MOU maximizes and improves the enforcement of the laws administered by both agencies and provides greater coordination between them.

The agencies formed this partnership to more effectively and efficiently communicate and cooperate on areas of common interest, including sharing training materials, conducting joint investigations and sharing other information as appropriate.

QUOTE: “The Wage and Hour Division recognizes the value of enhancing our collaborative relationship with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General to maximize the enforcement of the laws administered by the two agencies,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Mark Watson in Philadelphia. “Our partnership reflects a joint commitment to improve our effectiveness in serving workers and ensuring employers are compliant with federal and state laws.” 

Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division. Workers can call the Wage and Hour Division confidentially with questions – regardless of where they are from – and the department can speak with callers in more than 200 languages.

Wage and Hour Division
February 22, 2024
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Media Contact: Joanna Hawkins
Media Contact: Leni Fortson
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