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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: DOL-WH-11-26-DAL


Jan. 25, 2011


Elizabeth Todd - Juan Rodriguez


972-850-4710 - 972-850-4709

US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division opens field office in Alexandria, La.

ALEXANDRIA, La. -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has opened a new field office at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse/Post Office Building, 515 Murray St., Room B-11 in Alexandria.

“By opening this office, the Labor Department will be able to provide greater services to the workers of Louisiana and act as a one-stop shop for employers seeking compliance assistance concerning the federal labor laws we enforce,” said Cynthia Watson, regional administrator for the Wage and Hour Division in the Southwest.

The Alexandria Field Office will connect employees, employers and community-based organizations with the resources and assistance needed to ensure that all workers – especially those employed in low-wage industries, and through federal construction and service contracts – are paid full and fair wages for all hours worked.

Other Louisiana field offices are located in Baton Rouge, Kenner, Lafayette, Monroe, New Orleans and Shreveport.

To receive wage and hour information, file a complaint or ask questions about requirements of the Davis Bacon Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Service Contract Act, visit or call the New Orleans District Office at 504-589-6171. Information also can be obtained at or by calling the division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243).


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