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Wage and Hour Division

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

WHD Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Like all federal agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.

In an effort to assist the public, below are "quick links" to specific FOIA-related information. Please use the link below if you are unsure of how to make a FOIA request.  We encourage the public to explore WHD and DOL’s Web sites or use our search engine to see if the information you seek is already available to the public via the Web.

WHD FOIA Information

  • How to make a FOIA request (HTML) (PDF)
  • How to check the status of your FOIA request:
    FOIA Status Phone Number: 202-693-1004
    FOIA Email: Status Inquiries Only;
    Fax: 202-693-0637
    Please include your name, contact information and the FOIA Tracking Number in your message.

WH Interpretive Guidance

Other FOIA Resources