On October 31, 2019, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced that in Fiscal Year 2019 it recovered a record $322 million of wages owed to workers. WHD also set a new record for compliance assistance events in FY 2019, holding more than 3,700 educational outreach events – including on-the-ground presentations and trainings – to help job creators understand their responsibilities under the law.
“…the U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that workers receive the wages they have earned,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “These record-breaking numbers top the Department’s totals from last year, which also set records, and confirm our ongoing commitment to strong enforcement and to providing employers with the tools they need to comply with the law.”
Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton also stated “We (WHD) are delivering a level playing field for employers and employees alike,”