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When you contact the WHD office to file a complaint, you will be asked to provide specific information that will help us to help you. The complaint will be reviewed, and you will be contacted for follow-up.
When filing a complaint, you will be asked to provide specific information including:
Any additional information that you can provide such as copies of pay stubs, personal record of work hours, or other information about your employer's pay practices is helpful.
Wage and Hour Division staff will review the complaint and contact the complainant if the information provided is insufficient or if permission to use the complainant's name during an investigation is required to pursue the investigation.
If the review provides a reasonable belief that a potential violation has occurred, which the WHD can rectify, an investigation of the employer will be scheduled.
If the WHD is unable to conduct an investigation or secure back wages as a result of an investigation, the employee retains the right to bring a private lawsuit in federal court to recover back wages.