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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Current Western Region News Releases

The following states/territories fall under the WESTERN REGION: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.


  • July 05, 2017
    Fraudulent Back Wage Payment Claims Land Oregon Contractor in Prison Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • July 05, 2017
    Fresno-area restaurant reaches agreement with US Labor Department to pay $100K in overtime back wages, damages to workers
  • June 26, 2017
    Boise manufacturer reaches agreement with US Labor Department on FLSA violations; agrees to pay $717K in back wages, damages
  • June 26, 2017
    Luxury inn on Lummi Island reaches settlement with US Labor Department to pay workers $149K in back pay for overtime, minimum wage violations
  • June 20, 2017
    San Francisco software service company enters compliance agreement affecting 743 workers in Arizona, California
  • April 18, 2017
    Court orders nationwide staffing company CEO to pay $135K in back wages, damages to former live-in domestic worker
  • April 03, 2017
    US Labor Department to host free seminar to help New Orleans’ employers, others understand federal prevailing wages, benefits requirements

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