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Fiscal Year Data for WHD

Welcome to the Wage and Hour Division's Data Page. As part of the Department's efforts
to provide a more open government, WHD is providing the following aggregate enforcement data.
These tables reflect both current and historical data to make the agency more transparent, accountable,
and responsive. For enforcement data on a case level basis, see the DOL Enforcement Database.

In 1999, WHD began a transition to a new data management information system. Because
of this transition and differences in the information captured in the data systems, data for
fiscal year 2001 and beyond are more closely comparable than data reported in prior years.

WHD: All Acts
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WHD: All Acts
  FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018

Back Wages

$96,719,108 $163,953,081 $131,735,341 $163,601,821 $131,954,657 $175,640,492 $212,537,554 $196,664,146 $166,005,014 $171,955,533 $220,613,703 $185,287,827 $172,615,125 $176,005,043 $224,844,870 $280,697,546 $249,954,412 $240,831,606 $246,780,891 $266,566,178 $270,403,906 $304,914,114

Employees Receiving Back Wages

189,244 252,247 259,870 257,326 216,647 263,593 342,358 288,296 241,379 246,874 341,624 228,645 219,759 209,814 275,472 308,846 269,250 270,570 240,340 283,677 240,608 265,027

Complaints Registered

37,025 36,892 43,286 34,113 29,085 31,413 31,123 31,786 30,375 26,256 24,950 23,845 26,311 31,824 27,112 25,420 25,628 22,557 21,902 20,522 19,808 19,534

Enforcement Hours

740,643 909,616 982,332*** 968,350 998,937 1,070,600 1,032,879 1,000,739 969,776 951,971 899,406 882,419 879,626 1,066,188 1,213,182 1,377,441 1,339,029 1,188,531 1,154,373 1,112,939 1,202,442 1,113,213

Average Days to Resolve Complaint

        139 129 108 92 85 93 97 97 101 142 177 145 110 116 125 121 114 100

Concluded Cases

42,275 50,344 48,441 44,002 38,051 40,264 39,425 37,842 34,858 31,987 30,467 28,242 24,922 26,486 33,295 34,139 33,146 29,483 27,914 28,589 28,771 28,397

*** During conversion to new information system, 240,000+ hours could not be categorized.

FLSA

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Fair Labor Standards Act
Cases with Violations Back Wages Percent of FLSA Back Wages Employees Receiving Back Wages(duplicated 1 ) Percent of Employees Receiving FLSA Back Wages

FY 2009

Minimum Wage 9,176 $13,918,600 10% 40,235 21%
Overtime 8,792 $119,215,069 90% 175,496 92%

FY 2010

Minimum Wage 10,529 $21,043,700 16% 52,530 28%
Overtime 8,788 $107,545,263 84% 166,295 90%

FY 2011

Minimum Wage 12,450 $29,327,527 17% 89,305 37%
Overtime 11,990 $140,328,012 83% 204,243 86%

FY 2012

Minimum Wage 12,532 $35,270,524 19% 107,005 40%
Overtime 12,462 $148,560,700 81% 218,137 82%

FY 2013

Minimum Wage 12,403 $38,470,100 23% 103,671 46%
Overtime 12,108 $130,703,222 77% 174,197 77%

FY 2014

Minimum Wage 11,042 $36,732,407 21% 106,184 46%
Overtime 11,238 $136,239,001 79% 174,365 76%

FY 2015

Minimum Wage 10,642 $37,828,554 22% 86,229 39%
Overtime 10,496 $137,701,703 78% 173,330 78%

FY 2016

Minimum Wage 10,722 $34,964,350 17% 81,870 34%
Overtime 10,884 $171,917,225 83% 209,819 87%

FY 2017

Minimum Wage 10,687 $31,213,737 16% 69,588 34%
Overtime 10,823 $157,592,682 83% 183,272 89%

FY 2018

Minimum Wage 10,071 $32,377,444 14% 73,017 25%
Overtime 11,018 $194,203,854 86% 217,884 75%

1 Duplicated employee count: One employee can have multiple violations

Low Wage, High Violation Industries
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Low Wage, High Violation Industries
  FY2001 FY2002 FY2003 FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
  Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees Cases Back Wages Employees

Agriculture

2,300 $1,726,125 9,356 2,176 $2,027,268 5,823 1,495 $2,438,150 7,778 1,630 $1,218,673 3,711 1,449 $1,332,634 3,984 1,410 $1,688,599 2,968 1,666 $3,186,612 8,670 1,600 $2,117,137 5,399 1,377 $1,404,125 5,527 1,277 $3,153,957 8,601 1,527 $2,850,639 6,567 1,660 $5,270,033 11,068 1,672 $7,686,469 11,847 1,430 $4,502,976 12,031 1,361 $4,316,681 10,025 1,275 $4,844,841 10,549 1,307 $5,047,521 7,304 1,076 $ 4,208,090 9,015

Amusement

507 $822,673 1,805 535 $1,057,335 2,966 563 $1,802,016 1,703 536 $762,748 1,361 390 $1,174,393 2,706 330 $634,074 1,416 327 $1,789,581 4,564 294 $849,211 1,276 276 $1,891,392 2,477 291 $1,387,721 1,742 331 $1,830,141 3,349 371 $1,602,916 2,633 342 $1,784,904 2,260 373 $1,313,546 2,378 278 $1,319,408 3,286 206 $602,061 967 214 $924,267 2,038 261 $1,057,295 1,823

Apparel Manufacturing

1,346 $4,863,382 5,276 979 $6,789,222 7,902 695 $5,200,755 5,355 497 $4,289,376 6,236 991 $4,009,392 4,747 457 $2,902,563 2,878 677 $2,891,475 3,449 386 $2,597,682 2,279 375 $2,466,961 2,792 375 $2,142,521 2,216 256 $2,434,386 2,288 327 $2,724,608 2,006 336 $3,597,940 2,539 240 $3,095,832 1,673 200 $1,594,928 1,275 276 $3,883,135 2,566 182 $2,817,349 2,356 168 $1,453,943 820

Auto Repair

507 $1,362,041 2,108 560 $1,291,671 2,456 550 $1,638,680 2,755 500 $1,915,169 2,863 437 $1,415,686 2,129 465 $2,002,676 2,570 460 $3,737,196 4,148 375 $2,116,069 2,216 348 $2,780,389 3,717 422 $1,944,837 2,158 530 $2,721,483 2,540 522 $3,228,999 4,444 465 $5,268,483 3,560 452 $4,614,729 5,422 499 $3,089,062 4,867 516 $4,265,193 4,650 421 $3,986,360 2,912 359 $2,490,089 2,421

Child Care Services

768 $974,673 3,877 681 $1,131,958 3,089 700 $896,272 3,023 752 $936,307 3,323 812 $1,032,330 3,607 912 $1,302,282 4,459 708 $1,177,582 3,183 746 $1,058,579 3,070 714 $1,074,842 3,310 684 $1,018,255 3,028 1,025 $2,235,672 5,837 1,198 $2,076,867 6,369 1,126 $2,192,423 5,694 1,144 $1,875,156 5,812 852 $1,642,924 3,992 812 $1,640,980 3,944 836 $1,234,587 3,882 836 $1,360,959 3,612

Construction

2,666 $14,462,594 14,419 3,017 $21,425,678 19,061 3,020 $18,686,619 18,548 3,223 $20,076,020 22,553 3,027 $16,333,502 17,165 3,066 $20,739,440 23,665 2,818 $24,760,160 29,479 2,705 $31,233,537 31,342 2,179 $18,670,783 20,377 2,723 $19,997,360 18,800 3,783 $39,428,956 32,115 4,186 $49,889,240 33,469 3,708 $44,691,541 25,056 3,244 $45,189,777 26,101 3,105 $42,307,735 27,858 3,120 $41,717,849 26,866 2,959 $49,347,770 26,514 3,018 $38,829,435 25,679

Food Services

4,913 $6,241,030 16,464 5,198 $9,489,467 26,243 5,043 $9,926,190 22,227 5,040 $11,566,155 23,979 4,842 $13,720,217 31,880 4,341 $16,874,979 29,076 4,448 $17,439,848 27,662 3,942 $18,972,494 23,563 3,818 $17,018,589 24,377 3,759 $16,415,519 23,042 5,160 $24,460,286 46,134 5,793 $34,804,607 55,736 6,058 $34,933,663 48,327 5,117 $34,445,625 44,148 4,787 $38,134,411 46,960 4,975 $39,754,569 44,707 5,446 $42,936,552 44,363 5,751 $42,873,337 41,103

Guard Services

860 $5,741,925 7,056 939 $4,687,623 8,076 840 $8,333,437 14,149 803 $5,868,110 9,998 717 $5,975,363 9,231 664 $10,684,509 10,670 725 $7,544,059 11,581 633 $13,595,350 13,138 563 $7,623,120 10,093 565 $11,751,811 10,631 631 $6,979,518 9,587 597 $27,067,948 10,687 643 $12,923,237 8,736 476 $5,872,785 6,775 498 $4,736,297 6,810 559 $5,229,747 12,667 591 $5,273,458 7,010 580 $10,014,706 10,569

Hair, Nail & Skin Care Services

96 $113,426 301 129 $124,575 347 166 $150,767 505 145 $147,080 502 146 $177,464 514 128 $152,677 408 129 $250,121 441 121 $223,093 316 132 $301,446 646 147 $261,020 396 171 $427,103 437 159 $254,096 337 151 $240,857 513 136 $229,045 335 164 $2,332,502 521 224 $562,096 502 209 $510,182 469 151 $392,043 341

Health Care

2,373 $9,885,379 20,184 2,218 $10,464,869 24,189 2,177 $8,301,744 16,554 1,947 $10,913,208 20,477 1,781 $9,981,946 20,544 1,615 $10,094,948 24,227 1,426 $9,897,429 17,484 1,302 $11,403,813 15,768 1,046 $12,616,148 18,266 1,194 $12,472,954 20,902 1,503 $12,061,289 21,567 1,462 $11,833,895 18,862 1,622 $10,076,313 11,577 1,581 $17,703,092 21,029 1,551 $14,329,396 17,352 1,538 $11,686,954 16,697 1,288 $12,323,785 15,374 1,397 $11,976,529 17,479

Hotels and Motels

958 $1,744,971 4,050 1,058 $2,207,958 4,422 959 $2,063,196 4,500 1,044 $2,380,745 6,812 1,002 $2,883,158 5,324 864 $2,622,655 4,925 877 $2,124,882 4,243 874 $2,431,655 5,003 806 $1,762,195 4,256 724 $1,935,241 4,051 1,122 $3,467,691 6,361 1,393 $4,965,579 8,720 1,245 $4,524,391 8,115 1,048 $4,039,113 7,417 980 $3,594,913 6,634 1,129 $3,947,847 6,222 1,605 5,450,509 8,302 1,296 9,346,636 24,432

Janitorial Services

487 $1,563,464 2,077 502 $2,284,863 3,966 532 $2,439,323 3,892 550 $3,034,941 4,706 536 $3,337,121 4,528 530 $3,253,038 4,349 462 $6,970,800 8,416 507 $3,469,956 5,417 447 $2,170,279 3,261 507 $2,774,972 2,543 748 $3,600,309 4,781 648 $6,476,091 6,233 698 $4,012,577 5,466 523 $3,902,434 4,425 563 $3,520,319 4,123 523 $3,670,600 5,636 468 2,897,736 2,775 520 5,641,983 6,663

Landscaping Services

204 $1,154,697 1,233 207 $615,267 1,286 215 $947,509 1,693 251 $1,202,234 2,219 270 $1,496,389 1,999 199 $1,788,491 1,720 219 $3,084,804 4,414 291 $1,597,544 2,752 197 $1,269,812 1,718 207 $2,247,412 2,774 252 $2,605,203 3,521 365 $2,823,321 3,652 410 $3,513,961 3,814 322 $3,708,711 2,743 257 $2,182,134 2,930 294 $3,051,189 3,058 273 2,876,963 2,384 261 1,057,295 1,823

Retail

4,992 $9,018,018 17,503 5,301 $10,641,035 17,650 5,410 $17,854,059 84,874 4,923 $12,143,127 23,043 4,355 $10,688,437 15,783 4,083 $12,382,878 21,385 3,705 $43,521,686 112,219 3,412 $14,955,412 26,548 3,059 $10,964,645 19,772 2,930 $10,450,193 12,475 3,375 $16,735,878 18,104 3,564 $22,018,166 27,758 3,148 $15,607,230 17,956 2,924 $15,319,325 17,405 2,838 $12,540,892 14,472 3,011 $14,706,333 14,623 3,094 11,938,707 13,250 3,061 14,734,605 17,023

Temporary Help

396 $1,104,227 2,760 386 $1,504,833 3,898 372 $1,195,642 5,311 472 $3,310,664 6,016 381 $1,619,940 2,826 397 $1,060,895 3,198 355 $1,809,143 1,947 309 $1,945,163 3,368 216 $5,982,453 8,937 238 $1,676,467 2,524 255 $1,189,104 5,115 355 $2,703,614 4,626 360 $3,226,420 6,312 368 $3,915,498 6,009 392 $2,443,858 5,279 477 $3,711,452 6,382 457 9,446,127 9,003 501 3,874,992 8,231
                                                                                                 
Outreach
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Outreach
FY03FY04FY05FY06FY07FY08FY09FY10FY11FY12FY13FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18

Outreach Events excl. Mailing/Media

1,6632,1892,1551,6351,6931,6911,7132,0202,0032,5012,4842,1762,6893,3913,1623,643
Child Labor
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Child Labor
  FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018

Directed Child Labor Cases

1,945 1,882 2,367 2,582 2,021 2,105 2,031 2,155 1,406 952 1,285 1,269 1,063 591 464 317 233 176 154 216 195 695

Cases With Child Labor Violations

1,141 1,237 3,117 1,886 2,103 1,936 1,648 1,616 1,129 1,083 1,249 1,129 887 684 729 749 704 591 542 633 748 853

Minors Employed In Violation

5,270 5,588 6,786 7,874 9,918 9,690 7,228 5,840 3,703 3,723 4,672 4,734 3,448 3,333 1,873 1,614 1,393 1,163 1,012 1,756 1,609 2,299

Minors Per Case

4.6 4.5 2.2 4.2 4.7 5 4.4 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.7 4.2 3.9 4.9 2.6 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.8 2.2 3

Cases With HO Violations

      663 876 747 654 459 396 361 410 466 394 308 366 334 276 230 189 222 240 300

Minors Employed In Violation of HOs

      1,328 2,060 1,710 1,449 1,087 1,091 994 1,000 1,617 1,183 863 949 682 520 462 355 486 491 596
FMLA
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Family And Medical Leave Act
  FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018

Number of Complaint Cases

2,670 3,795 2,912 2,833 2,790 3,501 3,565 3,350 2,784 2,161 1,983 1,889 1,841 2,094 2,132 1,723 1,634 1,502 1,419 1,246 1,165 1,011

Percent of No-Violation Cases

44% 38% 39% 44% 48% 50% 54% 55% 51% 49% 45% 47% 49% 58% 58% 55% 54% 54% 53% 52% 50% 47%
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FMLA: Nature of Complaint
  FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018

Refusal to Grant FMLA Leave

699 716 589 575 629 741 815 697 647 522 459 416 412 468 484 340 319 299 292 240 225 184

Refusal to Restore to Equivalent Position

1,276 1,841 1,505 402 360 400 370 369 328 261 242 220 239 230 233 212 212 176 166 158 122 115

Termination

n/a n/a n/a 1,159 1,123 1,503 1,567 1,473 1,132 870 764 757 763 913 890 749 673 634 564 494 493 422

Failure to Maintain Health Benefits

77 91 49 45 62 71 46 48 50 31 29 39 33 36 40 33 20 26 32 25 11 15

Discrimination

468 849 642 652 616 786 767 763 627 477 489 457 394 447 485 389 410 367 365 329 314 275
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FMLA: Status of Compliance Action
  FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018

No Violation Cases

1,187 1,424 1,131 1,235 1,343 1,766 1,911 1,848 1,429 1,069 896 894 911 1,207 1,241 949 890 809 747 647 579 475

Employer Not Covered

66 70 53 71 58 63 68 75 37 39 27 29 30 36 42 33 29 26 23 27 25 15

Employee Not Eligible

146 201 139 142 164 224 199 238 176 152 82 105 109 156 138 127 107 99 95 77 83 56

Complaint Not Valid

885 774 713 855 953 1,281 1,417 1,301 1,058 765 689 655 660 869 931 693 660 612 531 476 418 356

Other

90 379 226 167 168 198 227 234 158 113 98 105 112 146 130 96 94 72 98 67 53 48

Cases with Violations

1,483 2,371 1,781 1,598 1,447 1,735 1,654 1,502 1,355 1,092 1,087 995 930 887 891 774 744 693 672 599 586 536

Number of Employees Affected

1,483 2,371 1,781 1,668 1,627 2,077 1,867 1,742 1,626 1,200 1,675 1,082 2,951 910 931 780 811 789 818 730 634 585

Amount of Back Wages

$2,867,418 $4,520,649 $5,851,462 $2,953,462 $2,983,936 $3,731,929 $2,397,876 $2,311,781 $1,867,807 $1,772,342 $1,573,501 $1,532,505 $1,533,927 $1,630,817 $2,186,982 $2,014,564 $1,642,793 $2,120,300 $1,960,257 $1,801,162 $1,481,952 $1,761,138
Agriculture

WHD Agriculture*

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Agriculture - All Acts
Fiscal Year Number of Investigations in Agriculture Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed

FY 2000

2,431 5,255 1,329,757.35 1,370,883.66

FY 2001

2,300 9,356 1,726,125.27 1,261,247.54

FY 2002

2,176 5,823 2,027,268.15 1,185,972.83

FY 2003

1,495 7,778 2,438,150.05 1,134,186.46

FY 2004

1,630 3,711 1,218,672.87 1,652,234.60

FY 2005

1,449 3,984 1,332,633.72 1,066,556.95

FY 2006

1,410 2,968 1,688,598.81 811,505.95

FY 2007

1,666 8,670 3,186,611.75 1,445,036.45

FY 2008

1,600 5,399 2,117,137.02 1,348,108.25

FY 2009

1,377 5,527 1,404,124.85 1,257,712.70

FY 2010

1,277 8,601 3,153,956.64 1,102,504.20

FY 2011

1,527 6,567 2,850,638.73 1,944,056.85

FY 2012

1,659 11,068 5,270,032.81 4,570,529.88

FY 2013

1,673 11,847 7,686,468.73 7,293,429.80

FY 2014

1,430 12,031 4,502,976.28 3,097,666.38

FY 2015

1,361 10,025 4,316,681.16 5,062,647.15

FY 2016

1,275 10,549 4,844,840.99 3,537,889.23

FY 2017

1,307 7,304 5,047,521.42 4,340,735.57

FY 2018

1,076 9,015 4,208,089.79 6,545,200.29
  30,119 145,478 60,350,286.39 50,028,104.74
H2A
  Case with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations under H-2A

FY 2000

68 307 91,914.80 136,620.00 1,100

FY 2001

102 1,185 466,292.86 258,540.00 9,739

FY 2002

121 1,043 203,347.33 173,385.00 3,606

FY 2003

76 937 360,788.19 311,025.00 3,440

FY 2004

79 560 139,366.72 178,350.00 1,910

FY 2005

73 947 363,032.38 285,900.00 2,415

FY 2006

86 265 218,421.13 57,900.00 1,084

FY 2007

95 1,826 440,084.53 77,412.50 3,270

FY 2008

114 1,064 640,472.06 440,507.50 3,314

FY 2009

117 1,487 400,765.10 309,337.50 4,152

FY 2010

100 954 371,220.95 357,080.00 3,730

FY 2011

170 1,548 813,373.72 780,755.00 5,987

FY 2012

216 3,228 1,805,326.72 3,267,239.18 10,214

FY 2013

232 4,440 4,448,005.12 5,972,230.00 11,171

FY 2014

173 2,971 1,379,230.36 1,768,000.00 6,954

FY 2015

207 2,496 1,605,359.84 3,921,186.50 7,935

FY 2016

235 3,572 1,451,578.62 2,223,114.00 6,079

FY 2017

330 3,717 2,378,156.85 2,246,526.93 7,314

FY 2018

318 4,328 1,971,673.53 3,064,224.00 8,438
  2,912 36,875 19,548,411.81 25,829,333.11 101,852
MSPA
  Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations under MSPA

FY 2000

853 1,114 104,902.61 870,421.00 4,422

FY 2001

941 6,356 368,132.23 733,537.16 10,745

FY 2002

948 1,835 387,659.09 783,400.00 5,994

FY 2003

740 1,994 266,324.73 600,071.25 6,008

FY 2004

794 1,129 272,540.23 946,102.35 4,295

FY 2005

616 1,330 98,459.84 588,631.25 3,430

FY 2006

615 1,007 152,332 610,890.00 3,105

FY 2007

812 1,497 179,564.54 1,181,542.75 5,350

FY 2008

747 2,557 308,923.89 764,301.00 5,275

FY 2009

636 2,061 326,548.17 804,287.50 4,979

FY 2010

626 1,883 323,135.03 648,310.90 4,876

FY 2011

654 2,558 404,961.95 885,447.50 5,578

FY 2012

767 3,688 754,591.56 1,036,650.00 7,129

FY 2013

822 4,336 636,514.29 902,628.25 8,255

FY 2014

756 6,213 742,536.59 951,668.75 10,745

FY 2015

707 3,569 644,187.81 838,746.75 7,802

FY 2016

608 3,792 680,184.97 968,443.75 7,696

FY 2017

548 1,274 249,644.86 1,613,028.12 3,876

FY 2018

492 2,314 562,797.35 2,751,532.85 4,905
  13,682 50,507 7,463,942.74 18,479,641.13 114,465
OSHA
  Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations under OSHA

FY 2000

102 0 0 48,511.71 1,027

FY 2001

100 0 0 94,573.63 424

FY 2002

71 0 0 74,901.83 171

FY 2003

94 0 0 82,018.21 205

FY 2004

108 0 0 160,161.25 338

FY 2005

84 0 0 51,645.20 206

FY 2006

61 0 0 58,760.95 139

FY 2007

70 0 0 61,587.70 219

FY 2008

70 0 0 40,849.25 225

FY 2009

55 0 0 31,251.75 133

FY 2010

52 0 0 25,672.30 120

FY 2011

77 0 0 149,382.60 253

FY 2012

111 0 0 55,597.10 301

FY 2013

87 0 0 88,575.80 275

FY 2014

75 0 0 23,792.70 145

FY 2015

73 0 0 57,884.80 173

FY 2016

73 0 0 30,801.10 154

FY 2017

85 0 0 46,655.68 165

FY 2018

62 0 0 37,421.39 156
  1,510 - - 1,220,045.95 4,829
All Others (FLSA, CL, SCA, H-2B)
  Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations

FY 2000

490 3,405 1,132,939.94 315,330.95 5,594

FY 2001

399 3,023 891,700.18 174,596.75 4,254

FY 2002

437 3,234 1,436,261.73 154,286.00 4,917

FY 2003

386 5,467 1,811,037.13 141,072.00 6,320

FY 2004

401 2,383 806,765.92 367,621.00 3,733

FY 2005

366 1,810 871,141.50 140,380.50 2,521

FY 2006

351 1,895 1,317,845.68 83,955.00 2,944

FY 2007

426 5,589 2,566,962.68 124,493.50 6,422

FY 2008

396 2,372 1,167,741.07 102,450.50 3,032

FY 2009

422 2,133 676,811.58 112,835.95 3,438

FY 2010

406 6,424 2,459,600.66 71,441.00 12,166

FY 2011

450 2,958 1,632,303.06 128,471.75 4,364

FY 2012

531 4,743 2,710,114.53 211,043.60 6,300

FY 2013

641 3,637 2,601,949.32 329,995.75 6,685

FY 2014

608 4,309 2,381,209.33 354,204.93 5,838

FY 2015

566 4,855 2,067,133.54 244,829.10 8,345

FY 2016

580 5,316 2,713,077.40 315,530.38 11,226

FY 2017

561 2,635 2,419,719.71 434,524.84 4,322

FY 2018

477 2,491 1,673,618.91 692,022.50 5,049
  8,894 68,679 33,337,933.87 4,499,086.00 107,470

*Wage and Hour investigations, including those in agriculture, often involved the concurrent enforcement of multiple statutes. Therefore, duplication may exist in the data.



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Forestry

170 116 469 759 274,627.45 383,429.75 150 101 919 871 418,350.83 87,232.00 105 78 1,016 828 489,955.29 103,463.00 51 40 597 377 113,519.40 76,000.00 66 49 656 369 148,270.25 257,552.85 46 29 226 215 66,025.83 64,638.00 40 35 184 137 134,789.35 10,760.00 66 52 681 666 452,867.94 74,257.50 61 40 331 296 295,455.40 56,285.00 63 35 451 447 162,318.48 17,987.00 64 48 276 269 181,384.81 12,993.75 88 66 786 695 560,471.40 123,765.00 89 67 683 614 468,750.11 131,756.36 52 44 368 295 622,024.00 65,697.00 61 47 674 554 517,696.85 106,788.18 61 56 1,217 993 851,031.06 847,650.25 45 34 483 446 1,011,373.98 31,250.00 55 47 541 489 689,919.80 189,544.90 36 25 311 185 140,022.33 175,004.63

Amusement

502 394 1,974 4,562 1,817,364.10 735,175.00 507 359 1,722 1,805 822,672.99 513,602.50 535 373 2,423 2,966 1,057,335.34 528,282.50 563 394 2,685 1,703 1,802,016.44 524,341.00 536 355 2,021 1,361 762,748.19 343,855.25 390 301 3,029 2,706 1,174,393.32 200,153.65 330 268 2,316 1,416 634,074.15 201,395.50 327 261 4,969 4,564 1,789,580.53 203,793.25 294 233 1,665 1,276 849,211.04 312,286.56 276 225 2,825 2,477 1,891,392.29 252,446.40 291 237 1,921 1,742 1,387,721.45 136,595.25 331 268 3,861 3,349 1,830,141.39 228,595.75 371 291 3,658 2,633 1,602,916.18 128,632.85 342 269 2,431 2,260 1,784,903.51 83,088.00 373 304 2,717 2,378 1,313,545.96 214,132.95 278 246 3,758 3,286 1,319,407.64 124,472.50 206 182 1,332 967 602,061.16 254,355.50 214 186 2,241 2,038 924,267.22 113,501.37 261 218 2,368 1,823 1,057,295.43 155,469.40

Construction

3,357 2,540 10,442 18,621 25,277,911.59 715,456.21 2,666 2,079 11,955 14,419 14,462,594.25 418,692.50 3,017 2,333 19,013 19,061 21,425,678.37 388,230.00 3,020 2,277 20,642 18,548 18,686,618.71 1,106,167.75 3,223 2,396 25,177 22,553 20,076,020.06 569,901.50 3,027 2,359 18,758 17,165 16,333,501.86 299,063.64 3,066 2,380 24,868 23,665 20,739,439.83 316,201.85 2,818 2,289 32,579 29,479 24,760,160.09 938,674.50 2,705 2,167 35,382 31,342 31,233,537.44 507,928.93 2,179 1,730 21,767 20,377 18,670,783.20 435,665.00 2,723 1,932 22,441 18,800 19,997,360.10 437,414.72 3,783 2,718 36,226 32,115 39,428,956.23 470,580.00 4,186 3,040 36,523 33,469 49,889,240.42 320,967.25 3,708 2,700 27,345 25,056 44,691,540.63 678,526.80 3,244 2,423 28,588 26,101 45,189,776.53 473,566.93 3,105 2,382 31,372 27,858 42,307,735.45 799,221.12 3,120 2,481 31,333 26,866 41,717,848.93 1,030,774.41 2,959 2,431 29,137 26,514 49,347,769.97 940,917.05 3,018 2,523 31,262 25,679 38,829,434.64 1,264,662.54

Food Services

5,608 3,879 13,770 21,950 14,346,795.84 2,600,775.25 4,913 3,561 16,471 16,464 6,241,029.73 3,086,084.26 5,198 3,914 26,595 26,243 9,489,467.36 3,729,498.50 5,043 3,592 25,265 22,227 9,926,190.36 2,862,062.25 5,040 3,725 27,754 23,979 11,566,155.45 2,493,672.50 4,842 3,688 34,316 31,880 13,720,216.74 1,659,596.55 4,341 3,516 32,613 29,076 16,874,978.53 1,803,257.20 4,448 3,589 31,967 27,662 17,439,848.28 2,361,301.70 3,942 3,278 27,425 23,563 18,972,493.50 2,065,947.44 3,818 3,141 27,050 24,377 17,018,589.35 1,875,869.29 3,759 3,127 26,257 23,042 16,415,519.45 1,304,879.08 5,160 4,214 52,087 46,134 24,460,286.28 1,534,014.27 5,793 4,900 61,226 55,736 34,804,606.81 1,704,639.76 6,058 5,101 53,808 48,327 34,933,663.12 1,577,955.14 5,117 4,464 51,454 44,148 34,445,624.80 1,518,542.49 4,787 4,211 53,509 46,960 38,134,410.50 1,623,667.04 4,975 4,378 50,487 44,707 39,754,568.90 2,261,605.57 5,446 4,908 50,307 44,363 42,936,551.75 2,202,306.53 5,751 5,138 47,686 41,103 42,873,337.24 3,085,273.37

Hotels and Motels

1,267 926 2,916 3,792 1,647,479.60 165,547.50 958 746 3,246 4,050 1,744,970.59 215,190.00 1,058 833 4,191 4,422 2,207,957.89 352,800.00 959 766 4,412 4,500 2,063,196.37 196,122.50 1,044 853 7,051 6,812 2,380,745.32 180,704.75 1,002 780 5,757 5,324 2,883,158.14 173,883.44 864 761 5,483 4,925 2,622,654.79 103,202.50 877 729 4,579 4,243 2,124,881.93 162,720.00 874 731 5,189 5,003 2,431,654.96 99,845.50 806 615 4,661 4,256 1,762,194.54 148,723.50 724 605 4,370 4,051 1,935,241.46 149,678.75 1,122 898 7,989 6,361 3,467,691.26 120,356.75 1,393 1,032 9,443 8,720 4,965,579.21 309,054.71 1,245 1,024 8,717 8,115 4,524,391.41 339,590.50 1,048 921 9,036 7,417 4,039,113.33 324,329.40 980 843 7,060 6,634 3,594,912.97 317,856.75 1,129 977 6,594 6,222 3,947,846.71 355,501.01 1,605 1,373 8,998 8,302 5,450,509.71 553,825.53 1,296 1,144 25,388 24,432 9,346,636.40 589,678.70

Janitorial Services

521 436 1,147 1,736 1,076,503.14 50,520.00 487 392 1,558 2,077 1,563,463.53 56,837.50 502 412 3,811 3,966 2,284,862.88 167,360.00 532 421 3,579 3,892 2,439,322.55 133,144.00 550 427 5,591 4,706 3,034,941.14 93,080.00 536 442 5,136 4,528 3,337,121.26 29,759.50 530 457 4,415 4,349 3,253,037.91 1,628.00 462 401 9,165 8,416 6,970,800.42 178,528.50 507 439 5,793 5,417 3,469,955.71 51,484.00 447 371 3,634 3,261 2,170,279.46 167,330.50 507 372 2,961 2,543 2,774,972.10 34,606.00 748 552 5,744 4,781 3,600,308.96 72,974.00 648 520 7,352 6,233 6,476,091.20 104,617.00 698 517 6,029 5,466 4,012,576.77 40,772.00 523 415 5,181 4,425 3,902,434.44 75,420.50 563 453 4,627 4,123 3,520,318.70 72,712.50 523 414 6,125 5,636 3,670,600.41 489,658.30 468 382 3,457 2,775 2,897,736.93 363,462.00 520 440 8,162 6,663 5,641,983.04 174,548.05

Landscaping Services

175 115 756 1,146 870,436.78 13,075.00 204 138 1,207 1,233 1,154,697.09 19,550.00 207 152 1,509 1,286 615,266.65 3,250.00 215 158 2,008 1,693 947,508.96 8,108.00 251 187 2,631 2,219 1,202,233.69 25,880.00 270 179 2,176 1,999 1,496,388.52 17,757.00 199 160 1,983 1,720 1,788,491.18 42,298.00 219 162 4,548 4,414 3,084,803.75 26,081.00 291 191 3,066 2,752 1,597,543.95 85,404.00 197 146 1,806 1,718 1,269,812.20 27,467.00 207 167 3,081 2,774 2,247,412.44 56,362.75 252 188 3,887 3,521 2,605,202.54 14,128.00 365 268 4,439 3,652 2,823,321.37 88,285.00 410 295 4,196 3,814 3,513,960.92 278,999.06 322 233 3,210 2,743 3,708,710.95 196,246.66 257 203 3,196 2,930 2,182,134.41 162,386.27 294 239 3,725 3,058 3,051,188.50 234,811.05 273 223 2,986 2,384 2,876,963.55 132,695.17 292 249 3,373 3,053 3,465,224.60 271,517.09
  11,600 8,406 31,474 52,566 45,311,118.50 4,663,978.71 9,885 7,376 37,078 40,919 26,407,779.01 4,397,188.76 10,622 8,095 58,558 58,772 37,570,523.78 5,272,884.00 10,383 7,648 59,188 52,940 35,978,372.79 4,905,945.50 10,710 7,992 70,881 61,999 39,171,114.10 3,964,646.85 10,113 7,778 69,398 63,817 39,010,805.67 2,444,851.78 9,370 7,577 71,862 65,288 46,047,465.74 2,478,743.05 9,217 7,483 88,488 79,444 56,622,942.94 3,945,356.45 8,674 7,079 78,851 69,649 58,849,852.00 3,179,181.43 7,786 6,263 62,194 56,913 42,945,369.52 2,925,488.69 8,275 6,488 61,307 53,221 44,939,611.81 2,132,530.30 11,484 8,904 110,580 96,956 75,953,058.06 2,564,413.77 12,845 10,118 123,324 111,057 101,030,505.30 2,787,952.93 12,513 9,950 102,894 93,333 94,083,060.36 3,064,628.50 10,688 8,807 100,860 87,766 93,116,902.86 2,909,027.11 10,031 8,394 104,739 92,784 91,909,950.73 3,947,966.43 10,292 8,705 100,079 87,902 93,755,488.59 4,657,955.84 11,020 9,550 97,667 86,865 105,123,718.93 4,496,252.55 11,174 9,737 118,550 102,938 101,353,934 5,716,154
H-2B
  FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed

Forestry

          5 29 14 1,956.04 37,144.36 2 6 3 249.28 2,500.00 12 119 21 17,897.40 46,770.68 3 6 0 0 20,500.00 1 2 0 0 7,000.00 10 83 54 40,396.63 111,000.00 4 36 14 603.20 22,939.40

Amusement

          2 15 11 9,601.10 17,601.10 1 2 0 0 5,000.00 3 34 10 28,502.39 174,049.95 4 353 246 104,054.20 33,500.00 2 24 20 85,954.45 31,000.00 3 51 42 48,452.93 36,024.37 6 105 38 117,253.43 34,500.00

Construction

                    2 66 22 58,617.32 82,967.80 2 6 2 14,300 26,000.00 3 223 160 98,439.27 61,488.12 3 137 81 101,271.63 109,005.53 2 17 9 3,091.25 43,591.25 8 243 150 224,711.07 158,598.67

Food Services

          1 1 0 0 2,500.00           2 87 55 34,199.54 58,993.39 2 89 7 326,545.55 9,045.55 1 2 0 0 7,000.00 4 312 4 123,552.21 8,500.00 2 56 39 83,113.87 20,683.71

Hotels and Motels

1 8 2 13,726.25   8 271 175 172,547.37 151,049.46 4 21 0 0 86,500.00 6 100 30 16,736.87 108,671.40 4 18 2 13,500 22,000.00 7 100 41 16,243.30 81,871.61 5 248 163 145,920.25 209,436.23 3 4 0 0.00 10,668.10

Janitorial Services

                                                                      1 2 0 0.00 8,500.00

Landscaping Services

          3 6 0 0 20,500.00 10 56 41 17,705.81 72,069.06 14 114 62 40,590.57 56,120.41 8 294 129 333,197.29 103,147.52 11 189 101 58,083.23 84,201.05 11 119 36 81,510.38 70,431.67 14 445 202 761,910.14 204,553.29
  1 8 2 13726.25   19 322 200 184104.51 228,794.92 19 151 66 76572.41 249,036.86 39 460 180 152226.77 470,605.83 24 983 544 875736.31 249,681.19 25 454 243 261552.61 320,078.19 35 830 308 442,923.65 478,983.52 38 891 443 1,187,591.71 460,443.17

See Employment & Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification website for additional information and data on non-immigrant visa certifications under H-2A, H-2B, and H-1B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Go to: http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm Click on the tab titled "Disclosure Data" for access to downloadable .csv files containing certificate level data.

FLSA
  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed

Forestry

28 261 169 269,042.77   30 330 255 564,252.06   30 407 352 308,073.89 10,450.00 32 383 303 92,228.50 19,734.00 24 231 195 418,458.48   38 373 317 498,194.83 382.2 16 193 46 30,702.02  

Amusement

262 4,470 2,615 1,565,061.54 8,294.00 245 2,923 2,238 1,725,070.26 12,089.00 276 3,851 2,370 1,243,065.21 10,208.00 231 4,566 3,024 1,210,669.64 5,940.00 155 1,159 942 509,042.32 11,830.50 167 2,300 1,987 749,223.41 190 2,366 1,777 817,882.93 16,322.40

Construction

2,171 28,828 23,407 18,294,394.17 197,050.75 1,962 20,702 16,536 18,757,030.34 405,828.25 1,809 22,158 17,440 15,036,601.89 293,155.43 1,831 25,197 19,868 17,598,621.70 555,670.50 1,983 26,400 20,667 20,173,281.32 693,526.38 1,978 24,188 18,893 21,669,595.89 661,118.80 2,146 28,964 20,666 23,150,673.87 943,470.87

Food Services

4,772 70,500 55,446 34,380,713.51 1,161,648.73 4,958 64,529 47,954 34,209,201.01 1,181,891.14 4,376 60,746 43,794 34,195,574.46 1,087,267.45 4,120 63,645 46,639 37,052,335.21 1,211,460.24 4,272 60,535 44,510 39,240,482.05 1,777,367.57 4,768 58,912 43,415 40,533,692.32 1,356,061.33 4,947 54,221 39,414 40,172,694.21 1,683,780.06

Hotels and Motels

991 12,095 8,550 4,750,086.04 109,425.25 987 9,961 7,687 4,000,144.76 234,690.50 878 11,506 7,302 3,925,781.08 154,458.00 805 8,558 6,550 3,281,130.11 224,075.50 920 7,990 6,156 3,802,395.14 175,204.40 1,321 10,856 8,102 5,132,078.06 267,551.30 1,114 27,740 24,380 9,240,954.55 565,601.60

Janitorial Services

447 6,684 4,885 3,969,631.18 78,617.00 453 4,973 4,152 1,920,661.17 39,622.00 377 4,973 3,454 1,717,627.17 73,870.50 392 4,975 3,537 2,836,456.73 72,612.50 376 5,687 4,768 2,831,165.56 422,733.30 346 2,879 1,867 1,337,898.53 360,887.00 366 7,055 5,341 2,834,544.37 152,703.05

Landscaping Services

241 4,464 3,327 2,492,075.21 38,115.00 277 4,318 3,507 3,137,480.82 140,580.00 212 3,194 2,502 2,580,666.67 112,626.25 187 3,276 2,743 1,788,417.32 46,488.75 219 3,772 2,778 2,536,983.53 61,050.00 209 3,353 2,199 2,578,751.26 54,611.50 231 3,216 2,677 2,224,759.09 59,973.80
  8,912 127,302 98,399 65,721,004.42 1,593,150.73 8,912 107,736 82,329 64,313,840.42 2,014,700.89 7,958 106,835 77,214 59,007,390.37 1,742,035.63 7,598 110,600 82,664 63,859,859.21 2,135,981.49 7,949 105,774 80,016 69,511,808.40 3,141,712.15 8,827 102,861 76,780 72,499,434.30 2,700,612.13 9,010 123,755 94,301 78,472,211.04 3,421,851.78

*As previously noted, the concurrent application of multiple statutes on a single investigation means that H-2B workers are also covered under the FLSA (and other applicable statutes) and therefore may receive minimum wage or overtime back wages beyond any violations found strictly under the H-2B provisions of the INA.

All Others
  FY2000 FY2001 FY2002 FY2003 FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed Violation Cases Total Violations EEs ATP BW ATP CMP Assessed

Forestry

78 945 439 158,265.40 259,429.75 86 1,762 763 211,763.02 59,862.00 50 1,093 419 198,635.16 66,063.00 23 458 79 23,276.99 72,600.00 30 774 216 40,704.35 157,552.85 14 311 171 27,626.32 59,725.00 19 153 68 41,022.75 10,760.00 42 723 355 117,976.41 51,350.00 30 460 239 236,851.82 55,625.00 21 780 401 131,581.75 17,800.00 29 346 142 56,302.82 12,993.75 40 895 560 305,357.24 105,725.00 57 870 471 197,751.30 94,612.00 25 178 59 57,522.66 63,197.00 27 850 439 191,725.56 49,567.50 39 2,318 1,092 758,802.56 807,416.25 23 688 406 592,915.50 24,250.00 25 481 208 151,328.34 78,162.70 19 339 150 108,717.11 152,065.23

Amusement

143 1,233 12 102,895.03 703,135.00 138 969 8 26,781.64 501,922.50 116 1,646 23 21,189.71 434,407.50 134 1,089 12 24,308.06 512,694.00 136 711 53 25,952.72 335,235.25 73 1,313 35 22,774.56 187,531.65 55 378 1 2,571 195,340.00 53 322 1 784.8 199,692.25 60 484 8 189,006.47 290,488.31 33 387 3 23,908.11 227,806.40 39 163 7 37,900.29 99,393.25 32 603 100 112,409.78 169,649.50 46 192 7 28,253.54 102,737.75 50 225 76 59,833.25 65,999.00 45 1,751 7 41,978.36 29,875.00 32 1,036 16 4,683.80 85,032.50 39 477 5 7,064.39 211,525.00 35 833 9 126,590.88 77,477.00 54 731 8 122,159.07 104,647.00

Construction

605 7,019 4,979 11,798,572.73 331,800.00 424 4,835 3,361 5,975,942.91 241,075.00 520 7,546 4,630 8,638,865.49 205,335.00 467 6,288 4,385 6,741,816.35 236,137.00 496 8,175 5,446 8,060,968.98 246,821.50 423 6,170 4,368 6,514,723.76 142,981.00 423 6,341 4,358 7,522,173.73 151,345.00 517 9,645 7,032 7,929,315.83 291,609.00 534 12,830 10,364 10,970,508.38 148,835.00 342 5,214 3,613 5,966,462.38 114,209.50 547 7,914 5,575 7,718,513.89 95,719.00 968 17,092 11,145 18,801,112.75 143,217.50 1,239 19,695 13,307 31,594,846.25 123,916.50 1,089 18,358 11,862 25,875,892.97 189,730.75 918 21,409 11,477 30,138,874.64 154,411.50 831 21,185 11,233 24,610,674.48 182,062.50 825 30,306 8,673 21,443,295.98 228,242.50 767 20,891 9,941 27,675,082.83 236,207.00 701 22,039 6,818 15,451,358.73 162,593.00

Food Services

769 6,778 1,419 7,846,211.01 2,341,571.25 842 8,067 318 330,269.46 2,911,951.25 857 7,511 871 334,061.51 3,377,863.50 710 5,637 526 297,794.46 2,279,728.50 671 4,910 450 261,659.32 2,066,273.60 507 5,063 236 154,330.45 1,223,276.80 498 9,901 1,237 499,264.39 1,221,775.45 594 5,247 506 469,423.85 1,995,031.70 498 4,261 578 601,318.20 1,682,301.69 429 56,273 330 242,548.27 1,319,998.30 319 7,417 222 351,735.72 733,392.02 387 175,802 551 579,790.42 698,409.40 419 5,186 305 423,893.30 540,491.03 551 12,691 396 724,462.11 396,064.00 438 16,039 413 215,850.80 372,281.65 404 15,987 386 755,529.74 403,161.25 409 33,086 214 514,086.85 477,238.00 606 22,652 990 2,279,307.22 837,745.20 777 41,558 1,919 2,617,529.16 1,380,809.60

Hotels and Motels

89 417 15 56,897.23 124,600.00 94 2,212 34 112,599.92 104,000.00 84 550 137 40,471.75 174,300.00 99 1,600 959 508,839.03 134,840.00 92 915 319 256,783.79 76,727.75 62 443 104 117,948.46 48,744.00 74 217 28 109,469.66 25,353.50 60 181 14 65,275.60 52,534.00 45 107 17 146,048.86 46,875.00 43 133 14 43,877.38 76,175.75 46 780 7 20,054.27 33,980.00 45 260 32 80,714.22 43,282.50 63 3,484 14 42,945.80 48,580.00 74 7,440 563 524,246.65 18,400.00 76 1,267 103 96,595.38 61,200.00 79 15,888 100 300,282.86 71,781.25 112 3,645 54 129,208.27 98,425.00 126 24,822 109 172,511.40 76,838.00 91 16,351 111 105,681.85 13,409.00

Janitorial Services

68 1,132 582 636,769.99 25,100.00 71 1,198 738 1,133,515.53 11,187.50 67 2,144 1,148 1,067,966.61 8,250.00 73 1,992 1,282 1,421,877.83 5,544.00 70 2,339 1,537 1,464,716.49   62 1,453 1,137 1,645,129.39 8,537.50 52 928 604 701,838.51   61 3,083 1,386 2,386,153.97   68 1,382 1,048 1,319,695.92 6,352.00 45 1,235 643 828,169.05   51 2,058 507 1,745,931.40   61 1,732 925 1,164,971.53 18,195.00 96 2,002 1,456 2,506,460.02 26,000.00 90 4,207 1,480 2,091,915.60 1,150.00 58 3,152 1,052 2,184,807.27 1,550.00 93 7,967 625 683,861.97 100 64 1,474 921 839,434.85 66,925.00 72 2,729 1,013 1,559,838.40 2,575.00 133 2,831 1,408 2,807,438.67 13,345.00

Landscaping Services

17 108 90 47,993.22 12,650.00 24 346 220 402,803.04 17,850.00 21 310 207 99,255.36 3,250.00 24 297 200 158,343.20 1,008.00 30 293 213 73,684.20 17,414.00 19 606 356 277,453.07 1,540.00 26 688 444 812,587.26 10,092.00 21 348 241 185,432.58 24,640.00 18 571 366 128,913.42 6,600.00 19 160 102 70,776.52 22,467.00 25 155 81 81,105.23 20,458.75 22 1,221 531 956,223.25 6,186.00 41 675 465 331,246.16 29,670.00 38 702 386 358,774.29 66,350.00 41 756 259 1,087,453.71 27,500.00 25 316 147 60,519.80 12,750.00 39 729 286 456,121.74 89,560.00 27 374 177 216,701.91 7,652.00 34 1,567 392 478,555.37 6,990.00
  1,769 17,632 7,536 20,647,604.61 3,798,286.00 1,679 19,389 5,442 8,193,675.52 3,847,848.25 1,715 20,800 7,435 10,400,445.59 4,269,469.00 1,530 17,361 7,443 9,176,255.92 3,242,551.50 1,525 18,117 8,234 10,184,469.85 2,900,024.95 1,160 15,359 6,407 8,759,986.01 1,672,335.95 1,147 18,606 6,740 9,688,927.30 1,614,665.95 1,348 19,549 9,535 11,154,363.04 2,614,856.95 1,253 20,095 12,620 13,592,343.07 2,237,077.00 932 64,182 5,106 7,307,323.46 1,778,456.95 1,056 18,833 6,541 10,011,543.62 995,936.77 1,555 197,605 13,844 22,000,579.19 1,184,664.90 1,961 32,104 16,025 35,125,396.37 966,007.28 1,917 43,801 14,822 29,692,647.53 800,890.75 1,603 45,224 13,750 33,957,285.72 696,385.65 1,503 64,697 13,599 27,174,355.21 1,562,303.75 1,511 70,405 10,559 23,982,127.58 1,196,165.50 1,658 72,782 12,447 32,181,360.98 1,316,656.90 1,809 85,416 10,806 21,691,439.96 1,833,858.83
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Cases with Violations

Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties

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167 1,091,201.70 21,000.00 37 74 507,759.90 17,750.00 109 676 2,281,437.08 48,350.00 123 411 3,146,433.36 136,890.00 120 288 3,070,660.24 114,125.00 98 529 3,372,492.91 103,350.00 108 658 3,124,816.30 328,050.00 138 614 5,597,654.35 326,325.00 158 1,153 7,872,414.04 362,750.00 152 1,025 7,606,442.02 739,929.06 185 804 7,055,377.62 559,725.00 250 1,000 7,909,148.93 328,525.00 242 1,725 12,029,658.63 2,188,150.00 167 1,132 7,681,211.66 355,349.98 120 690 7,836,249.28 2,156,750.00 175 460 4,745,645.51 297,275.00 144 334 5,058,023.63 747,250.00 176 846 9,960,494.21 811,550.00 153 513 7,206,571.21 180,532.00
Government Contracts

Government Contracts*

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Government Contracts - All Act
Fiscal YearTotal CasesCases with Violations Employees Receiving Back WagesBack Wages

FY2000

1,4911,07718,16432,910,182

FY2001

1,16982212,27217,833,216

FY2002

1,36197716,35927,315,553

FY2003

1,31995322,87524,732,179

FY2004

1,26993019,23125,117,264

FY2005

1,10782315,91525,467,452

FY2006

1,09182917,65829,591,903

FY2007

1,17792622,16231,208,537

FY2008

1,2661,01323,44534,317,495

FY2009

86365121,88529,162,291

FY2010

1,6301,04119,29239,248,002

FY2011

2,4821,61423,56743,822,074

FY2012

2,9092,04729,82779,865,157

FY2013

2,7201,95828,34065,772,902

FY2014

2,2491,60428,07254,419,918

FY2015

2,1551,59325,38961,199,988

FY2016

2,0251,55431,84450,090,996

FY2017

1,8561,49422,99366,038,480

FY2018

1,784 1,470 25,540 64,397,943
Violations by Act

DBRA
Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Total Violations

FY2000

484 4,051 9,820,358 5,594

FY2001

318 2,738 6,000,849 3,782

FY2002

407 3,926 8,506,220 6,198

FY2003

367 3,806 6,964,108 5,421

FY2004

372 4,132 7,475,579 5,717

FY2005

362 3,854 6,897,673 5,139

FY2006

353 3,616 8,910,688 4,659

FY2007

322 3,968 6,356,874 5,746

FY2008

253 3,715 8,664,701 5,357

FY2009

201 1,871 5,018,351 2,704

FY2010

511 4,315 7,521,609 6,433

FY2011

947 8,113 17,775,610 12,717

FY2012

1228 10,871 32,019,073 16,593

FY2013

1116 9,617 27,546,983 15,423

FY2014

945 9,900 31,871,406 16,672

FY2015

791 8,235 23,523,074 14,112

FY2016

768 6,828 20,501,915 12,567

FY2017

685 7,783 29,474,091 13,342

FY2018

601 5,359 15,308,740 9,613
SCA
Cases with ViolationsEmployees Receiving Back WagesBack Wages Total Violations

FY2000

5358,86220,945,69615,302

FY2001

4507,83910,086,16911,038

FY2002

52211,07716,594,97517,185

FY2003

51217,67515,713,82923,065

FY2004

50413,64815,914,68619,207

FY2005

41610,81116,337,67115,361

FY2006

42613,45119,406,77621,209

FY2007

52715,99321,138,98224,006

FY2008

68217,01921,714,27925,140

FY2009

39318,35221,227,94230,172

FY2010

41212,20423,350,27318,621

FY2011

48611,52920,286,28317,610

FY2012

59415,02041,510,88224,045

FY2013

66715,32233,689,97129,902

FY2014

48113,61318,984,76421,720

FY2015

56913,71432,413,72524,848

FY2016

55622,02825,397,46932,487

FY2017

54912,90031,984,08320,111

FY2018

60917,48040,267,45028,207
CWHSSA
Cases with ViolationsEmployees Receiving Back WagesBack Wages Total Violations

FY2000

1811,648610,6651,883

FY2001

1581,370592,1591,540

FY2002

2102,147807,3512,482

FY2003

1971,916638,7572,124

FY2004

2473,308962,3423,491

FY2005

2223,7881,553,7004,216

FY2006

2373,557959,8333,667

FY2007

3206,1212,470,3276,294

FY2008

3707,2292,618,5497,916

FY2009

1945,0651,691,9949,325

FY2010

2555,0775,983,9855,300

FY2011

4425,6282,881,6866,299

FY2012

5455,8903,835,7466,285

FY2013

5905,3902,185,5756,378

FY2014

4846,1481,732,5276,524

FY2015

3894,4052,997,9865,208

FY2016

3893,6151,561,1344,044

FY2017

3613,8142,420,7774,570

FY2018

3344,2816,265,3024,706

*Wage and Hour investigations often involve the concurrent enforcement of multiple statutes. For example, if a case is initiated under DBRA, the investigation may disclose violations under other statutes such as CWHSSA, FLSA, etc. which is reflected in the data.

Additional Resources

DOL's Enforcement Database (including data from WHD, EBSA, MSHA, OFCCP, and OSHA) - This site aims to make the enforcement data, collected by DOL agencies in the exercise of their mission, accessible and searchable, using common search criteria, by the public.

WHD Enforcement Data (csv 19.22mb) The dataset contains all concluded WHD compliance actions since FY 2005. The dataset includes whether any violations were found and the back wage amount, number of employees due back wages, and civil money penalties assessed.
NOTE: Findings Start Date and Findings End Date are not equal to Case Open Date and Case Close Date, which are not included in the dataset.

www.data.gov - The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau - The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly.

Data Analysis

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Employees Agree to Pay Per Case
 2009201020112012201320142015201620172018

EE ATP Per Case

8.827.928.279.058.129.188.619.928.369.33

EE ATP Per Directed Case

11.8314.8312.4711.069.710.9411.1512.469.6212.02

EE ATP Per Complaint Case

7.96.487.228.217.388.347.538.747.667.74




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Percent complaint and directed Investigations
 2009201020112012201320142015201620172018

Complaint No Violation Investigations

21.9526.1324.5921.320.7619.4718.4316.215.414.02

Directed No Violation Investigations

35.2529.930.3529.2426.1221.9320.9818.6914.2113.96

% Directed Investigations

35.1827.0129.2140.6344.1943.5241.6545.6650.9853.16



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Back Wages Per Employee - Directed Cases
 BW Per EE ATP Directed

2009

622

2010

588

2011

650

2012

586

2013

682

2014

744

2015

802

2016

896

2017

902

2018

1,082


Archived Data from FY 2002 to 2008