Wage and Hour Division Needs Improved Investigative Processes and Ability to Suspend Statute of Limitations to Better Protect Workers Against Wage Theft

July 2009
GAO Reports;7/23/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article reports on the result of the study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) relative to the Dept. of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) complaint intake process. The GAO posed as complainants and employers in 10 different scenarios to test WHD's complaint intake process. It recommends that, while the WHD investigation is ongoing the Congress should consider the authorizing suspension of the statute of limitations.


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