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The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for administering and enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive labor laws, including: the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA); worker protections provided in several temporary visa programs; and the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and the Service Contract Act (SCA).


June 2, 2004
Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Announces Al Robinson as Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division


April 20, 2004

Fair Pay LogoThe FairPay Web site is a one-stop center for information on the Department's new "white collar" rules that strengthen overtime protections for millions of workers. The Web site includes a seminar taught by experts from the Wage and Hour Division, fact sheets summarizing the major provisions of the new rules, and links to the actual regulatory text and preamble. The Web page also allows employees and employers to submit questions directly to the Wage and Hour Division and to sign up for updates on the new rules.


November 18, 2003
Wage and Hour Fiscal Year 2003 Enforcement Continues Record Climb

IN 2003

The Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recovered more than $212 million in back wages in fiscal year 2003 - a 21 percent increase over the record setting amount in fiscal year 2002.

August 7, 2003
Industries in American Samoa; Wage Order
(PDF version)


April 2003
Economic Report: The Minimum Wage in American Samoa 2003



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February 5, 2003
Labor Department Signs on New YouthRules! Partner
National Council for Agricultural Employers Joins Effort to Ensure Safe and Rewarding Work Experiences for Young Workers.

June 19, 2002
Secretary Announces YouthRules! Partners
The YouthRules! web site and activities educate teens, parents, educators, employers and the public on Federal and State rules regarding young workers - the hours youth can work, the jobs youth can do.


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