WHD Announces Job Openings to Assist with Federal Requirements
The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced that they would be hiring 55 additional investigators and eight technicians to support their efforts to ensure that employers meet their federal compliance requirements. These recruits will join 92 investigators recently hired or awaiting placement and 28 technicians that WHD hired at the beginning of 2020.
Last year, WHD conducted a record-setting 3,700 public events to educate employers and workers about their workplace responsibilities and rights. Also, the division collected a record-setting $322 million in wages owed to employees.
WHD Administrator Cheryl Stanton noted that “in addition to enforcing long-standing protections, they now are enforcing the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave protections in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”
Those hired as investigators are responsible for conducting investigations to establish employers’ compliance with pertinent federal labor laws, while the technicians will provide front-line support for these efforts. Technicians also handle the receipt and evaluation of incoming complaints and ensure compliance information for employees, employers, and other stakeholders.