U.S. Department of Labor looking to fill positions amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:05 AM, Apr 07, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor announced they are seeking to fill positions within their Wage and Hour Division.

In a statement on its website, the department is looking to hire 45 new investigators, who would be responsible for conducting investigations to determine employers’ compliance with applicable federal labor laws, officials said.

“Now more than ever, the Wage and Hour Division is at the forefront of helping America’s workers and employers as we find our path forward in these uncertain times. In addition to enforcing long-standing wage and family leave laws, WHD now enforces the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave protections provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” said WHD Administrator Cheryl Stanton in the statement. “With more than 60 million workers eligible for relief, our team continues to deliver when the workforce needs us most. We anticipate adding even more staff throughout the year.”

Officials said that in their 2019 fiscal year, the Wage and Hour Division collected a record-setting $322 million in wages owed to workers.

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