Dear State or Local Government Employer:

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for administering and enforcing some of our nation's most comprehensive labor laws, including the minimum wage, overtime, record keeping, and youth employment provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Division strives to maintain a vigorous, uniform, and balanced program that includes enforcement and compliance assistance components. As part of our compliance assistance program, this State and Local Government Employer's Interactive Compliance Assistance Tutorial was designed as a tool to assist you in determining your agency's compliance with the FLSA.

This tutorial can assist you in achieving and maintaining compliance with the FLSA. It is not designed nor intended for submission to the WHD. While this tutorial is intended for your internal use, a WHD Investigator is available to assist you in using the tutorial. If you have questions concerning the tutorial or the application of the FLSA or other laws enforced by this agency, please call the Department of Labor's toll-free help line at 1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243). A compliance assistance inquiry will not trigger an investigation or other review. Compliance assistance inquiries, however, do not protect you from an investigation that is the result of ordinary agency operation.

Thank you for taking the time to review your employment practices with respect to the FLSA. Our goal is to work in partnership with State and local officials to enhance compliance with the provisions of the FLSA.