Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.
Date: Mar. 20, 2014
Contact: Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez
Phone: 972-850-4710 or 972-850-4709
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 14-344-DAL
US Department of Labor cracks down on worker retaliation in Southwest, says unlawful acts against workers exercising their rights will not be tolerated (Chinese Simplified Version)
DALLAS -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has increased its focus on identifying and resolving instances of employer retaliation against workers in the Southwestern U.S. In fiscal year 2012, the division concluded seven cases where employers were accused of retaliating against workers. By fiscal year 2013, that number jumped to 40 retaliation investigations concluded across the region.
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