The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, which is charged with enforcing federal wage laws, has just issued its latest newsletter.
Included in the newsletter is the Division’s presentation of a variety of statistics relating to its efforts.
Among the statistics reported by the Division:
- It has assisted more than 1.7 million workers since 2009.
- It has recovered approximately $1.6 billion for workers since 2009.
- It recovered more than $246 million in back wages in 2015 alone for more than 240,000 workers.
- In 2015, the Division found violations in 79% of