Record Year for Wage and Hour Claims

U.S. DOL’s Wage and Hour Division announces record wage recovery for 2007.

 U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its enforcement data for Fiscal Year 2007. For 2007, 341,624 workers received recovered back wages in the amount of $220,613,703 (the highest recovered amount for any year). Paul DeCamp, administrator for the Wage and Hour Division said “This record-breaking performance demonstrates the department’s commitment to protecting workers.”

Since FY 2000, WHD has recouped more than $1.25 billion for nearly two million workers.

More information on agency results is available on the Wage and Hour Division Web site at