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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 1997FY 1998FY 1999FY 2000FY 2001FY 2002FY 2003FY 2004FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016

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

Employees Receiving Back Wages

189,244252,247259,870257,326216,647263,593342,358288,296241,379246,874341,624228,645219,759209,814275,472308,846269,250270,570240,340283,677

Complaints Registered

37,02536,89243,28634,11329,08531,41331,12331,78630,37526,25624,95023,84526,31131,82427,11225,42025,62822,55721,90220,522

Enforcement Hours

740,643909,616982,332***968,350998,9371,070,6001,032,8791,000,739969,776951,971899,406882,419879,6261,066,1881,213,1821,377,4411,339,0291,188,5311,154,3731,112,939

Average Days to Resolve Complaint

1391291089285939797101142177145110116125121

Concluded Cases

42,27550,34448,44144,00238,05140,26439,42537,84234,85831,98730,46728,24224,92226,48633,29534,13933,14629,48327,91428,589

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

FLSA
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Fair Labor Standards Act
Cases with ViolationsBack WagesPercent of FLSA Back WagesEmployees Receiving Back Wages(duplicated1)Percent of Employees Receiving FLSA Back Wages

FY 2009

Minimum Wage9,176$13,918,60010%40,23521%
Overtime8,792$119,215,06990%175,49692%

FY 2010

Minimum Wage10,529$21,043,70016%52,53028%
Overtime8,788$107,545,26384%166,29590%

FY 2011

Minimum Wage12,450$29,327,52717%89,30537%
Overtime11,990$140,328,01283%204,24386%

FY 2012

Minimum Wage12,532$35,270,52419%107,00540%
Overtime12,462$148,560,70081%218,13782%

FY 2013

Minimum Wage12,403$38,470,10023%103,67146%
Overtime12,108$130,703,22277%174,19777%

FY 2014

Minimum Wage11,042$36,732,40721%106,18446%
Overtime11,238$136,239,00179%174,36576%

FY 2015

Minimum Wage10,642$37,828,55422%86,22939%
Overtime10,496$137,701,70378%173,33078%

FY 2016

Minimum Wage10,722$34,964,350 17%81,87034%
Overtime10,884$171,917,225 83%209,81987%

1 Duplicated employee count: One employee can have multiple violations

Low Wage, High Violation Industries
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Low Wage, High Violation Industries
FY2001FY2002FY2003FY2004FY2005FY2006FY2007FY2008FY2009FY2010FY2011FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016
CasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployeesCasesBack WagesEmployees

Agriculture

2,300$1,726,1259,3562,176$2,027,2685,8231,495$2,438,1507,7781,630$1,218,6733,7111,449$1,332,6343,9841,410$1,688,5992,9681,666$3,186,6128,6701,600$2,117,1375,3991,377$1,404,1255,5271,277$3,153,9578,6011,527$2,850,6396,5671,660$5,270,03311,0681,672$7,686,46911,8471,430$4,502,97612,0311,361$4,316,68110,0251,275$4,844,84110,549

Amusement

507$822,6731,805535$1,057,3352,966563$1,802,0161,703536$762,7481,361390$1,174,3932,706330$634,0741,416327$1,789,5814,564294$849,2111,276276$1,891,3922,477291$1,387,7211,742331$1,830,1413,349371$1,602,9162,633342$1,784,9042,260373$1,313,5462,378278$1,319,4083,286206$602,061967

Apparel Manufacturing

1,346$4,863,3825,276979$6,789,2227,902695$5,200,7555,355497$4,289,3766,236991$4,009,3924,747457$2,902,5632,878677$2,891,4753,449386$2,597,6822,279375$2,466,9612,792375$2,142,5212,216256$2,434,3862,288327$2,724,6082,006336$3,597,9402,539240$3,095,8321,673200$1,594,9281,275276$3,883,1352,566

Auto Repair

507$1,362,0412,108560$1,291,6712,456550$1,638,6802,755500$1,915,1692,863437$1,415,6862,129465$2,002,6762,570460$3,737,1964,148375$2,116,0692,216348$2,780,3893,717422$1,944,8372,158530$2,721,4832,540522$3,228,9994,444465$5,268,4833,560452$4,614,7295,422499$3,089,0624,867516$4,265,1934,650

Child Care Services

768$974,6733,877681$1,131,9583,089700$896,2723,023752$936,3073,323812$1,032,3303,607912$1,302,2824,459708$1,177,5823,183746$1,058,5793,070714$1,074,8423,310684$1,018,2553,0281,025$2,235,6725,8371,198$2,076,8676,3691,126$2,192,4235,6941,144$1,875,1565,812852$1,642,9243,992812$1,640,9803,944

Construction

2,666$14,462,59414,4193,017$21,425,67819,0613,020$18,686,61918,5483,223$20,076,02022,5533,027$16,333,50217,1653,066$20,739,44023,6652,818$24,760,16029,4792,705$31,233,53731,3422,179$18,670,78320,3772,723$19,997,36018,8003,783$39,428,95632,1154,186$49,889,24033,4693,708$44,691,54125,0563,244$45,189,77726,1013,105$42,307,73527,8583,120$41,717,84926,866

Food Services

4,913$6,241,03016,4645,198$9,489,46726,2435,043$9,926,19022,2275,040$11,566,15523,9794,842$13,720,21731,8804,341$16,874,97929,0764,448$17,439,84827,6623,942$18,972,49423,5633,818$17,018,58924,3773,759$16,415,51923,0425,160$24,460,28646,1345,793$34,804,60755,7366,058$34,933,66348,3275,117$34,445,62544,1484,787$38,134,41146,9604,975$39,754,56944,707

Guard Services

860$5,741,9257,056939$4,687,6238,076840$8,333,43714,149803$5,868,1109,998717$5,975,3639,231664$10,684,50910,670725$7,544,05911,581633$13,595,35013,138563$7,623,12010,093565$11,751,81110,631631$6,979,5189,587597$27,067,94810,687643$12,923,2378,736476$5,872,7856,775498$4,736,2976,810559$5,229,74712,667

Hair, Nail & Skin Care Services

96$113,426301129$124,575347166$150,767505145$147,080502146$177,464514128$152,677408129$250,121441121$223,093316132$301,446646147$261,020396171$427,103437159$254,096337151$240,857513136$229,045335164$2,332,502521224$562,096502

Health Care

2,373$9,885,37920,1842,218$10,464,86924,1892,177$8,301,74416,5541,947$10,913,20820,4771,781$9,981,94620,5441,615$10,094,94824,2271,426$9,897,42917,4841,302$11,403,81315,7681,046$12,616,14818,2661,194$12,472,95420,9021,503$12,061,28921,5671,462$11,833,89518,8621,622$10,076,31311,5771,581$17,703,09221,0291,551$14,329,39617,3521,538$11,686,95416,697

Hotels and Motels

958$1,744,9714,0501,058$2,207,9584,422959$2,063,1964,5001,044$2,380,7456,8121,002$2,883,1585,324864$2,622,6554,925877$2,124,8824,243874$2,431,6555,003806$1,762,1954,256724$1,935,2414,0511,122$3,467,6916,3611,393$4,965,5798,7201,245$4,524,3918,1151,048$4,039,1137,417980$3,594,9136,6341,129$3,947,8476,222

Janitorial Services

487$1,563,4642,077502$2,284,8633,966532$2,439,3233,892550$3,034,9414,706536$3,337,1214,528530$3,253,0384,349462$6,970,8008,416507$3,469,9565,417447$2,170,2793,261507$2,774,9722,543748$3,600,3094,781648$6,476,0916,233698$4,012,5775,466523$3,902,4344,425563$3,520,3194,123523$3,670,6005,636

Landscaping Services

204$1,154,6971,233207$615,2671,286215$947,5091,693251$1,202,2342,219270$1,496,3891,999199$1,788,4911,720219$3,084,8044,414291$1,597,5442,752197$1,269,8121,718207$2,247,4122,774252$2,605,2033,521365$2,823,3213,652410$3,513,9613,814322$3,708,7112,743257$2,182,1342,930294$3,051,1893,058

Retail

4,992$9,018,01817,5035,301$10,641,03517,6505,410$17,854,05984,8744,923$12,143,12723,0434,355$10,688,43715,7834,083$12,382,87821,3853,705$43,521,686112,2193,412$14,955,41226,5483,059$10,964,64519,7722,930$10,450,19312,4753,375$16,735,87818,1043,564$22,018,16627,7583,148$15,607,23017,9562,924$15,319,32517,4052,838$12,540,89214,4723,011$14,706,33314,623

Temporary Help

396$1,104,2272,760386$1,504,8333,898372$1,195,6425,311472$3,310,6646,016381$1,619,9402,826397$1,060,8953,198355$1,809,1431,947309$1,945,1633,368216$5,982,4538,937238$1,676,4672,524255$1,189,1045,115355$2,703,6144,626360$3,226,4206,312368$3,915,4986,009392$2,443,8585,279477$3,711,4526,382

Outreach
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FY03FY04FY05FY06FY07FY08FY09FY10FY11FY12FY13FY14FY15FY16

Outreach Events excl. Mailing/Media

1,6632,1892,1551,6351,6931,6911,7132,0202,0032,5012,4842,1762,6893,391
Child Labor
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 FY 1997FY 1998FY 1999FY 2000FY 2001FY 2002 FY 2003FY 2004FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016

Directed Child Labor Cases

1,9451,8822,3672,5822,0212,1052,0312,1551,4069521,2851,2691,063591464317233176154216

Cases With Child Labor Violations

1,1411,2373,1171,8862,1031,9361,6481,6161,1291,0831,2491,129887684729749704591542633

Minors Employed In Violation

5,2705,5886,7867,8749,9189,6907,2285,8403,7033,7234,6724,7343,4483,3331,8731,6141,3931,1631,0121,756

Minors Per Case

4.64.52.24.24.754.43.63.33.43.74.23.94.92.62.22.02.01.92.8

Cases With HO Violations

  663876747654459396361410466394308366334276230189222

Minors Employed In Violation of HOs

   1,3282,0601,7101,4491,0871,0919941,0001,6171,183863949682520462355486
FMLA
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Family And Medical Leave Act
FY 1997FY 1998FY 1999FY 2000FY 2001FY 2002FY 2003FY 2004FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016

Number of Complaint Cases

2,6703,7952,9122,8332,7903,5013,5653,3502,7842,1611,9831,8891,8412,0942,1321,7231,6341,5021,4191,246

Percent of No-Violation Cases

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

Refusal to Grant FMLA Leave

699716589575629741815697647522459416412468484340319299 292240

Refusal to Restore to Equivalent Position

1,2761,8411,505402360400370369328261242220239230233212212176166158

Termination

n/an/an/a1,1591,1231,5031,5671,4731,132870764757763913890749673634564494

Failure to Maintain Health Benefits

7791494562714648503129393336403320263225

Discrimination

468849642652616786767763627477489457394447485389410367365329
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FMLA: Status of Compliance Action
FY 1997FY 1998FY 1999FY 2000FY 2001FY 2002FY 2003FY 2004FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016

No Violation Cases

1,1871,4241,1311,2351,3431,7661,9111,8481,4291,0698968949111,2071,241949890809747647

Employer Not Covered

6670537158636875373927293036423329262327

Employee Not Eligible

14620113914216422419923817615282105109156138127107999577

Complaint Not Valid

8857747138559531,2811,4171,3011,058765689655660869931693660612531476

Other

90379226167168198227234158113981051121461309694729867

Cases with Violations

1,4832,3711,7811,5981,4471,7351,6541,5021,3551,0921,087995930887891774744693672599

Number of Employees Affected

1,4832,3711,7811,6681,6272,0771,8671,7421,6261,2001,6751,0822,951910931780811789818730

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
Agriculture

WHD Agriculture*

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Agriculture - All Acts
Fiscal YearNumber of Investigations in Agriculture Employees Receiving Back Wages Back WagesCivil Monetary Penalties Assessed

FY 2000

2,4315,2551,329,757.351,370,883.66

FY 2001

2,3009,3561,726,125.271,261,247.54

FY 2002

2,1765,8232,027,268.151,185,972.83

FY 2003

1,4957,7782,438,150.051,134,186.46

FY 2004

1,6303,7111,218,672.871,652,234.60

FY 2005

1,4493,9841,332,633.721,066,556.95

FY 2006

1,4102,9681,688,598.81811,505.95

FY 2007

1,6668,6703,186,611.751,445,036.45

FY 2008

1,6005,3992,117,137.021,348,108.25

FY 2009

1,3775,5271,404,124.851,257,712.70

FY 2010

1,2778,6013,153,956.641,102,504.20

FY 2011

1,5276,5672,850,638.731,944,056.85

FY 2012

1,65911,0685,270,032.814,570,529.88

FY 2013

1,67311,8477,686,468.737,293,429.80

FY 2014

1,43012,0314,502,976.283,097,666.38

FY 2015

1,36110,0254,316,681.165,062,647.15

FY 2016

1,27510,5494,844,840.993,537,889.23
27,736129,159 51,094,675.18 39,142,168.88
H2A
Case with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back WagesCivil Monetary Penalties AssessedTotal Violations under H-2A

FY 2000

6830791,914.80136,620.001,100

FY 2001

1021,185466,292.86258,540.009,739

FY 2002

1211,043203,347.33173,385.003,606

FY 2003

76937360,788.19311,025.003,440

FY 2004

79560139,366.72178,350.001,910

FY 2005

73947363,032.38285,900.002,415

FY 2006

86265218,421.1357,900.001,084

FY 2007

951,826440,084.5377,412.503,270

FY 2008

1141,064640,472.06440,507.503,314

FY 2009

1171,487400,765.10309,337.504,152

FY 2010

100954371,220.95357,080.003,730

FY 2011

1701,548813,373.72780,755.005,987

FY 2012

2163,2281,805,326.723,267,239.1810,214

FY 2013

2324,4404,448,005.125,972,230.0011,171

FY 2014

1732,9711,379,230.361,768,000.006,954

FY 2015

2072,4961,605,359.843,921,186.507,935

FY 2016

2353,5721,451,578.622,223,114.006,079

2,264 28,830 15,198,580.43 20,518,582.18 86,100
MSPA
Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back WagesCivil Monetary Penalties AssessedTotal Violations under MSPA

FY 2000

8531,114104,902.61870,421.004,422

FY 2001

9416,356368,132.23733,537.1610,745

FY 2002

9481,835387,659.09783,400.005,994

FY 2003

7401,994266,324.73600,071.256,008

FY 2004

7941,129272,540.23946,102.354,295

FY 2005

6161,33098,459.84588,631.253,430

FY 2006

6151,007152,332610,890.003,105

FY 2007

8121,497179,564.541,181,542.755,350

FY 2008

7472,557308,923.89764,301.005,275

FY 2009

6362,061326,548.17804,287.504,979

FY 2010

6261,883323,135.03648,310.904,876

FY 2011

6542,558404,961.95885,447.505,578

FY 2012

7673,688754,591.561,036,650.007,129

FY 2013

8224,336636,514.29902,628.258,255

FY 2014

7566,213742,536.59951,668.7510,745

FY 2015

7073,569644,187.81838,746.757,802

FY 2016

6083,792680,184.97968,443.757,696

12,642 46,9196,651,499.5314,115,080.16105,684.00
OSHA
Cases with ViolationsEmployees Receiving Back Wages Back WagesCivil Monetary Penalties AssessedTotal Violations under OSHA

FY 2000

1020048,511.711,027

FY 2001

1000094,573.63424

FY 2002

710074,901.83171

FY 2003

940082,018.21205

FY 2004

10800160,161.25338

FY 2005

840051,645.20206

FY 2006

610058,760.95139

FY 2007

700061,587.70219

FY 2008

700040,849.25225

FY 2009

550031,251.75133

FY 2010

520025,672.30120

FY 2011

7700149,382.60253

FY 2012

1110055,597.10301

FY 2013

870088,575.80275

FY 2014

750023,792.70145

FY 2015

730057,884.80173

FY 2016

730030,801.10154

1,363 - - 1,135,968 4,508
All Others (FLSA, CL, SCA, H-2B)
Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back WagesCivil Monetary Penalties AssessedTotal Violations

FY 2000

4903,4051,132,939.94315,330.955,594

FY 2001

3993,023891,700.18174,596.754,254

FY 2002

4373,2341,436,261.73154,286.004,917

FY 2003

3865,4671,811,037.13141,072.006,320

FY 2004

4012,383806,765.92367,621.003,733

FY 2005

3661,810871,141.50140,380.502,521

FY 2006

3511,8951,317,845.6883,955.002,944

FY 2007

4265,5892,566,962.68124,493.506,422

FY 2008

3962,3721,167,741.07102,450.503,032

FY 2009

4222,133676,811.58112,835.953,438

FY 2010

4066,4242,459,600.6671,441.0012,166

FY 2011

4502,9581,632,303.06128,471.754,364

FY 2012

5314,7432,710,114.53211,043.606,300

FY 2013

6413,6372,601,949.32329,995.756,685

FY 2014

6084,3092,381,209.33354,204.935,838

FY 2015

5664,8552,067,133.54244,829.108,345

FY 2016

5805,3162,713,077.40315,530.3811,226

7,856 63,553 29,244,595.25 3,372,538.66 98,099

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



Industries with High Prevalence of H-2B Workers
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All Acts
FY2000FY2001FY2002FY2003FY2004FY2005FY2006FY2007FY2008FY2009FY2010FY2011FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016
CasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedCasesCases with ViolationEEs employed in ViolationEE's ATPBW ATPCMP Assessed

Forestry

170116469759274,627.45383,429.75150101919871418,350.8387,232.00105781,016828489,955.29103,463.005140597377113,519.4076,000.006649656369148,270.25257,552.85462922621566,025.8364,638.004035184137134,789.3510,760.006652681666452,867.9474,257.506140331296295,455.4056,285.006335451447162,318.4817,987.006448276269181,384.8112,993.758866786695560,471.40123,765.008967683614468,750.11131,756.365244368295622,024.0065,697.006147674554517,696.85106,788.1861561,217993851,031.06847,650.2545344834461,011,373.9831,250.00

Amusement

5023941,9744,5621,817,364.10735,175.005073591,7221,805822,672.99513,602.505353732,4232,9661,057,335.34528,282.505633942,6851,7031,802,016.44524,341.005363552,0211,361762,748.19343,855.253903013,0292,7061,174,393.32200,153.653302682,3161,416634,074.15201,395.503272614,9694,5641,789,580.53203,793.252942331,6651,276849,211.04312,286.562762252,8252,4771,891,392.29252,446.402912371,9211,7421,387,721.45136,595.253312683,8613,3491,830,141.39228,595.753712913,6582,6331,602,916.18128,632.853422692,4312,2601,784,903.5183,088.003733042,7172,3781,313,545.96214,132.952782463,7583,2861,319,407.64124,472.502061821,332967602,061.16254,355.50

Construction

3,3572,54010,44218,62125,277,911.59715,456.212,6662,07911,95514,41914,462,594.25418,692.503,0172,33319,01319,06121,425,678.37388,230.003,0202,27720,64218,54818,686,618.711,106,167.753,2232,39625,17722,55320,076,020.06569,901.503,0272,35918,75817,16516,333,501.86299,063.643,0662,38024,86823,66520,739,439.83316,201.852,8182,28932,57929,47924,760,160.09938,674.502,7052,16735,38231,34231,233,537.44507,928.932,1791,73021,76720,37718,670,783.20435,665.002,7231,93222,44118,80019,997,360.10437,414.723,7832,71836,22632,11539,428,956.23470,580.004,1863,04036,52333,46949,889,240.42320,967.253,7082,70027,34525,05644,691,540.63678,526.803,2442,42328,58826,10145,189,776.53473,566.933,1052,38231,37227,85842,307,735.45799,221.123,1202,48131,33326,86641,717,848.931,030,774.41

Food Services

5,6083,87913,77021,95014,346,795.842,600,775.254,9133,56116,47116,4646,241,029.733,086,084.265,1983,91426,59526,2439,489,467.363,729,498.505,0433,59225,26522,2279,926,190.362,862,062.255,0403,72527,75423,97911,566,155.452,493,672.504,8423,68834,31631,88013,720,216.741,659,596.554,3413,51632,61329,07616,874,978.531,803,257.204,4483,58931,96727,66217,439,848.282,361,301.703,9423,27827,42523,56318,972,493.502,065,947.443,8183,14127,05024,37717,018,589.351,875,869.293,7593,12726,25723,04216,415,519.451,304,879.085,1604,21452,08746,13424,460,286.281,534,014.275,7934,90061,22655,73634,804,606.811,704,639.766,0585,10153,80848,32734,933,663.121,577,955.145,1174,46451,45444,14834,445,624.801,518,542.494,7874,21153,50946,96038,134,410.501,623,667.044,9754,37850,48744,70739,754,568.902,261,605.57

Hotels and Motels

1,2679262,9163,7921,647,479.60165,547.509587463,2464,0501,744,970.59215,190.001,0588334,1914,4222,207,957.89352,800.009597664,4124,5002,063,196.37196,122.501,0448537,0516,8122,380,745.32180,704.751,0027805,7575,3242,883,158.14173,883.448647615,4834,9252,622,654.79103,202.508777294,5794,2432,124,881.93162,720.008747315,1895,0032,431,654.9699,845.508066154,6614,2561,762,194.54148,723.507246054,3704,0511,935,241.46149,678.751,1228987,9896,3613,467,691.26120,356.751,3931,0329,4438,7204,965,579.21309,054.711,2451,0248,7178,1154,524,391.41339,590.501,0489219,0367,4174,039,113.33324,329.409808437,0606,6343,594,912.97317,856.751,1299776,5946,2223,947,846.71355,501.01

Janitorial Services

5214361,1471,7361,076,503.1450,520.004873921,5582,0771,563,463.5356,837.505024123,8113,9662,284,862.88167,360.005324213,5793,8922,439,322.55133,144.005504275,5914,7063,034,941.1493,080.005364425,1364,5283,337,121.2629,759.505304574,4154,3493,253,037.911,628.004624019,1658,4166,970,800.42178,528.505074395,7935,4173,469,955.7151,484.004473713,6343,2612,170,279.46167,330.505073722,9612,5432,774,972.1034,606.007485525,7444,7813,600,308.9672,974.006485207,3526,2336,476,091.20104,617.006985176,0295,4664,012,576.7740,772.005234155,1814,4253,902,434.4475,420.505634534,6274,1233,520,318.7072,712.505234146,1255,6363,670,600.41489,658.30

Landscaping Services

1751157561,146870,436.7813,075.002041381,2071,2331,154,697.0919,550.002071521,5091,286615,266.653,250.002151582,0081,693947,508.968,108.002511872,6312,2191,202,233.6925,880.002701792,1761,9991,496,388.5217,757.001991601,9831,7201,788,491.1842,298.002191624,5484,4143,084,803.7526,081.002911913,0662,7521,597,543.9585,404.001971461,8061,7181,269,812.2027,467.002071673,0812,7742,247,412.4456,362.752521883,8873,5212,605,202.5414,128.003652684,4393,6522,823,321.3788,285.004102954,1963,8143,513,960.92278,999.063222333,2102,7433,708,710.95196,246.662572033,1962,9302,182,134.41162,386.272942393,7253,0583,051,188.50234,811.05

11,600 8,406 31,474 52,566 45,311,118.504,663,978.71 9,885 7,376 37,078 40,919 26,407,779.014,397,188.76 10,622 8,095 58,558 58,772 37,570,523.785,272,884.00 10,383 7,648 59,188 52,940 35,978,372.794,905,945.50 10,710 7,992 70,881 61,999 39,171,114.103,964,646.85 10,113 7,778 69,398 63,817 39,010,805.672,444,851.78 9,370 7,577 71,862 65,288 46,047,465.742,478,743.05 9,217 7,483 88,488 79,444 56,622,942.943,945,356.45 8,674 7,079 78,851 69,649 58,849,852.003,179,181.43 7,786 6,263 62,194 56,913 42,945,369.522,925,488.69 8,275 6,488 61,307 53,221 44,939,611.812,132,530.30 11,484 8,904 110,580 96,956 75,953,058.062,564,413.77 12,845 10,118 123,324 111,057 101,030,505.302,787,952.93 12,513 9,950 102,894 93,333 94,083,060.363,064,628.50 10,688 8,807 100,860 87,766 93,116,902.862,909,027.11 10,031 8,394 104,739 92,784 91,909,950.733,947,966.43 10,292 8,705 100,079 87,902 93,755,488.594,657,955.84
H-2B
FY2011FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016
Violation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP Assessed

Forestry

 529141,956.0437,144.36263249.282,500.00121192117,897.4046,770.68360020,500.0012007,000.00

Amusement

 215119,601.1017,601.1012005,000.003341028,502.39174,049.954353246104,054.2033,500.002242085,954.4531,000.00

Construction

2662258,617.3282,967.8026214,30026,000.00322316098,439.2761,488.12313781101,271.63109,005.53

Food Services

 11002,500.002875534,199.5458,993.392897326,545.559,045.5512007,000.00

Hotels and Motels

18213,726.25 8271175172,547.37151,049.464210086,500.0061003016,736.87108,671.40418213,50022,000.0071004116,243.3081,871.61

Landscaping Services

 360020,500.0010564117,705.8172,069.06141146240,590.5756,120.418294129333,197.29103,147.521118910158,083.2384,201.05

18213726.25 19322200184104.51 228,794.92 191516676572.41 249,036.86 39460180152226.77 470,605.83 24983544875736.31 249,681.19 25454243261552.61 320,078.19

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
FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016
Violation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP Assessed

Forestry

28261169269,042.7730330255564,252.0630407352308,073.8910,450.003238330392,228.5019,734.0024231195418,458.48

Amusement

2624,4702,6151,565,061.548,294.002452,9232,2381,725,070.2612,089.002763,8512,3701,243,065.2110,208.002314,5663,0241,210,669.645,940.001551,159942509,042.3211,830.50

Construction

2,17128,82823,40718,294,394.17197,050.751,96220,70216,53618,757,030.34405,828.251,80922,15817,44015,036,601.89293,155.431,83125,19719,86817,598,621.70555,670.501,98326,40020,66720,173,281.32693,526.38

Food Services

4,77270,50055,44634,380,713.511,161,648.734,95864,52947,95434,209,201.011,181,891.144,37660,74643,79434,195,574.461,087,267.454,12063,64546,63937,052,335.211,211,460.244,27260,53544,51039,240,482.051,777,367.57

Hotels and Motels

99112,0958,5504,750,086.04109,425.259879,9617,6874,000,144.76234,690.5087811,5067,3023,925,781.08154,458.008058,5586,5503,281,130.11224,075.509207,9906,1563,802,395.14175,204.40

Janitorial Services

4476,6844,8853,969,631.1878,617.004534,9734,1521,920,661.1739,622.003774,9733,4541,717,627.1773,870.503924,9753,5372,836,456.7372,612.503765,6874,7682,831,165.56422,733.30

Landscaping Services

2414,4643,3272,492,075.2138,115.002774,3183,5073,137,480.82140,580.002123,1942,5022,580,666.67112,626.251873,2762,7431,788,417.3246,488.752193,7722,7782,536,983.5361,050.00

8,912 127,302 98,399 65,721,004.421,593,150.73 8,912 107,736 82,329 64,313,840.422,014,700.89 7,958 106,835 77,214 59,007,390.371,742,035.63 7,598 110,600 82,664 63,859,859.212,135,981.49 7,949 105,774 80,016 69,511,808.403,141,712.15

*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
FY2000FY2001FY2002FY2003FY2004FY2005FY2006FY2007FY2008FY2009FY2010FY2011FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016
Violation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP AssessedViolation CasesTotal ViolationsEEs ATPBW ATPCMP Assessed

Forestry

78945439158,265.40259,429.75861,762763211,763.0259,862.00501,093419198,635.1666,063.00234587923,276.9972,600.003077421640,704.35157,552.851431117127,626.3259,725.00191536841,022.7510,760.0042723355117,976.4151,350.0030460239236,851.8255,625.0021780401131,581.7517,800.002934614256,302.8212,993.7540895560305,357.24105,725.0057870471197,751.3094,612.00251785957,522.6663,197.0027850439191,725.5649,567.50392,3181,092758,802.56807,416.2523688406592,915.5024,250.00

Amusement

1431,23312102,895.03703,135.00138969826,781.64501,922.501161,6462321,189.71434,407.501341,0891224,308.06512,694.001367115325,952.72335,235.25731,3133522,774.56187,531.655537812,571195,340.00533221784.8199,692.25604848189,006.47290,488.3133387323,908.11227,806.4039163737,900.2999,393.2532603100112,409.78169,649.5046192728,253.54102,737.75502257659,833.2565,999.00451,751741,978.3629,875.00321,036164,683.8085,032.503947757,064.39211,525.00

Construction

6057,0194,97911,798,572.73331,800.004244,8353,3615,975,942.91241,075.005207,5464,6308,638,865.49205,335.004676,2884,3856,741,816.35236,137.004968,1755,4468,060,968.98246,821.504236,1704,3686,514,723.76142,981.004236,3414,3587,522,173.73151,345.005179,6457,0327,929,315.83291,609.0053412,83010,36410,970,508.38148,835.003425,2143,6135,966,462.38114,209.505477,9145,5757,718,513.8995,719.0096817,09211,14518,801,112.75143,217.501,23919,69513,30731,594,846.25123,916.501,08918,35811,86225,875,892.97189,730.7591821,40911,47730,138,874.64154,411.5083121,18511,23324,610,674.48182,062.5082530,3068,67321,443,295.98228,242.50

Food Services

7696,7781,4197,846,211.012,341,571.258428,067318330,269.462,911,951.258577,511871334,061.513,377,863.507105,637526297,794.462,279,728.506714,910450261,659.322,066,273.605075,063236154,330.451,223,276.804989,9011,237499,264.391,221,775.455945,247506469,423.851,995,031.704984,261578601,318.201,682,301.6942956,273330242,548.271,319,998.303197,417222351,735.72733,392.02387175,802551579,790.42698,409.404195,186305423,893.30540,491.0355112,691396724,462.11396,064.0043816,039413215,850.80372,281.6540415,987386755,529.74403,161.2540933,086214514,086.85477,238.00

Hotels and Motels

894171556,897.23124,600.00942,21234112,599.92104,000.008455013740,471.75174,300.00991,600959508,839.03134,840.0092915319256,783.7976,727.7562443104117,948.4648,744.007421728109,469.6625,353.50601811465,275.6052,534.004510717146,048.8646,875.00431331443,877.3876,175.7546780720,054.2733,980.00452603280,714.2243,282.50633,4841442,945.8048,580.00747,440563524,246.6518,400.00761,26710396,595.3861,200.007915,888100300,282.8671,781.251123,64554129,208.2798,425.00

Janitorial Services

681,132582636,769.9925,100.00711,1987381,133,515.5311,187.50672,1441,1481,067,966.618,250.00731,9921,2821,421,877.835,544.00702,3391,5371,464,716.49621,4531,1371,645,129.398,537.5052928604701,838.51613,0831,3862,386,153.97681,3821,0481,319,695.926,352.00451,235643828,169.05512,0585071,745,931.40611,7329251,164,971.5318,195.00962,0021,4562,506,460.0226,000.00904,2071,4802,091,915.601,150.00583,1521,0522,184,807.271,550.00937,967625683,861.97100641,474921839,434.8566,925.00

Landscaping Services

171089047,993.2212,650.0024346220402,803.0417,850.002131020799,255.363,250.0024297200158,343.201,008.003029321373,684.2017,414.0019606356277,453.071,540.0026688444812,587.2610,092.0021348241185,432.5824,640.0018571366128,913.426,600.001916010270,776.5222,467.00251558181,105.2320,458.75221,221531956,223.256,186.0041675465331,246.1629,670.0038702386358,774.2966,350.00417562591,087,453.7127,500.002531614760,519.8012,750.0039729286456,121.7489,560.00

1,769 17,632 7,536 20,647,604.613,798,286.00 1,679 19,389 5,442 8,193,675.523,847,848.25 1,715 20,800 7,435 10,400,445.594,269,469.00 1,530 17,361 7,443 9,176,255.923,242,551.50 1,525 18,117 8,234 10,184,469.852,900,024.95 1,160 15,359 6,407 8,759,986.011,672,335.95 1,147 18,606 6,740 9,688,927.301,614,665.95 1,348 19,549 9,535 11,154,363.042,614,856.95 1,253 20,095 12,620 13,592,343.072,237,077.00 932 64,182 5,106 7,307,323.461,778,456.95 1,056 18,833 6,541 10,011,543.62995,936.77 1,555 197,605 13,844 22,000,579.191,184,664.90 1,961 32,104 16,025 35,125,396.37966,007.28 1,917 43,801 14,822 29,692,647.53800,890.75 1,603 45,224 13,750 33,957,285.72696,385.65 1,503 64,697 13,599 27,174,355.211,562,303.75 1,511 70,405 10,559 23,982,127.581,196,165.50
H-1B
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H-1B
FY2000FY2001FY2002FY2003FY2004FY2005FY2006FY2007FY2008FY2009FY2010FY2011FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016

Cases with Violations

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1671,091,201.7021,000.003774507,759.9017,750.001096762,281,437.0848,350.001234113,146,433.36136,890.001202883,070,660.24114,125.00985293,372,492.91103,350.001086583,124,816.30328,050.001386145,597,654.35326,325.001581,1537,872,414.04362,750.001521,0257,606,442.02739,929.061858047,055,377.62559,725.002501,0007,909,148.93328,525.002421,72512,029,658.632,188,150.001671,1327,681,211.66355,349.981206907,836,249.282,156,750.001754604,745,645.51297,275.001443345,058,023.63747,250.00
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
Violations by Act

DBRA
Cases with ViolationsEmployees Receiving Back WagesBack Wages Total Violations

FY2000

4844,0519,820,3585,594

FY2001

3182,7386,000,8493,782

FY2002

4073,9268,506,2206,198

FY2003

3673,8066,964,1085,421

FY2004

3724,1327,475,5795,717

FY2005

3623,8546,897,6735,139

FY2006

3533,6168,910,6884,659

FY2007

3223,9686,356,8745,746

FY2008

2533,7158,664,7015,357

FY2009

2011,8715,018,3512,704

FY2010

5114,3157,521,6096,433

FY2011

9478,11317,775,61012,717

FY2012

122810,87132,019,07316,593

FY2013

11169,61727,546,98315,423

FY2014

9459,90031,871,40616,672

FY2015

7918,23523,523,07414,112

FY2016

7686,82820,501,91512,567
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
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

*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 19.05mb) 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
 20092010201120122013201420152016

EE ATP Per Case

8.827.928.279.058.129.188.619.92

EE ATP Per Directed Case

11.8314.8312.4711.069.710.9411.1512.46

EE ATP Per Complaint Case

7.96.487.228.217.388.347.538.74



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Percent complaint and directed Investigations
 20092010201120122013201420152016

Complaint No Violation Investigations

21.9526.1324.5921.320.7619.4718.4316.2

Directed No Violation Investigations

35.2529.930.3529.2426.1221.9320.9818.69

% Directed Investigations

35.1827.0129.2140.6344.1943.5241.6545.66



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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


Archived Data from FY 2002 to 2008