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Wage and Hour Division

Wage and Hour Division
Agency overview
Formed 1938
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Employees 1,000
Agency executive David Weil, Administrator
Website /

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the United States Department of Labor is the federal office responsible for enforcing federal labor laws. The Division was formed with the enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.[1]


Specifically, the office deals with:

Until November 8, 2009, the Wage and Hour Division was one of four D.O.L. agencies that were components of the Employment Standards Administration. With the decommissioning of the ESA, Wage and Hour now reports directly to the Secretary of Labor.[2][3]


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