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DOL Offers to Help Employees With Wage Complaints

Published by on April 8, 2010

On April 1st, Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced the launch of a new campaign called “We Can Help” to alert workers of their rights under federal wage and hour laws.  More after the break. The campaign focuses on providing information to the country’s primarily low-wage workers regarding things such as employee workplace rights […]

On April 1st, Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced the launch of a new campaign called “We Can Help” to alert workers of their rights under federal wage and hour laws.  More after the break.

The campaign focuses on providing information to the country’s primarily low-wage workers regarding things such as employee workplace rights and procedures for filing complaints with the Wage and Hour Division.  In furtherance of its goal, the Department launched the “We Can Help” website, as well as created bilingual public service announcements and a toll-free hotline to aid workers who believe they were denied proper pay.  The website emphasizes that the Department will assist all workers in obtaining compensation owed under the law regardless of their immigration status.  Secretary Solis stated that the Department has increased its field investigator workforce by one-third to assist in this effort.

DOL press releasehttp://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/whd/WHD20100411.htm

We Can Help websitehttp://www.dol.gov/wecanhelp

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