Labor Department

Blog Posts

“Garment Industry’s Wage Violations Share Common Thread,” 12.22.16. Download pdf.

Administrator Interpretations

“Administrator Interpretation on Misclassification 2015.” Download pdf. 
“Administrator Interpretation on Joint Employment 2016.” Download pdf.
Obama overtime rule explained. Watch video.

Key Documents

“Overtime Rule, May 23, 2016.”  This is the rule issued in the Obama administration to update the Fair Labor Standards Act as it pertains to coverage of overtime. View document.

“Improving Workplace Conditions through Strategic Enforcement.” This report, originally released in 2010, served as a blueprint for the strategic enforcement approach at the Wage and Hour Division during the Obama administration. Download pdf.