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December 31, 2007
Wage and Hour Division Collects Record Back Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) reported that it recouped more than $220 million in back wages for workers in fiscal year 2007, the highest amount ever.

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In fiscal year 2007, WHD recovered $220,613,703 for 341,624 workers. Since fiscal year 2000, WHD has recovered more than $1.25 billion for nearly two million workers.

WHD says it has placed a major focus on bringing very large employers into compliance, noting that numerous employers have made multi-million dollar payments, in two instances to more than 20,000 workers. Earlier this year, WHD obtained the largest private-sector settlement in the agency's history.

WHD is responsible for administering and enforcing some of our nation's labor laws, including: the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act; worker protections provided in several temporary visa programs; and the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act.

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