Federal Department of Labor
The Federal Department of Labor is a nationwide labor department that handles labor law related issues on a Federal level. The DoL's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the foundation on which most state's worker protection laws are built, and employers nationwide are required to comply with Federal labor laws such as the Federal minimum wage.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which your labor issue falls, your inquiry may be handled directly by the Department of Labor, or referred to your state's department of labor. The Federal DOL has field offices in every state, which you can find listed on the corresponding state's labor department contact page on Minimum-Wage.org.
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
How can the Federal DOL and the Department of Labor Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the Federal minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the Federal state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).