How to contact the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division?
Contact the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division for additional information or call 1-866-487-9243 if you have questions. When not all employees can work from home, we encourage employers to consider additional options to promote physical distancing, such as staggered work shifts.
When to withhold disposable income from an employee?
If the difference is more than zero, withhold that amount. Example: If you pay every week, the employee’s disposable earnings for the week are $520.00, the applicable minimum wage is $11 per hour, and there is no other order of higher priority: Step 3: The amount in Step 2 is more than zero.
Is the employer required to pay you for all hours you work?
Yes, under the FLSA, your employer is required to pay you for all hours that you work, regardless of whether the work is performed at home, at a location other than your normal workplace, or at your office.
Can you still deduct travel expenses under the tax cuts and Jobs Act?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2% floor. However, certain taxpayers may still deduct unreimbursed employee travel expenses, this includes Armed Forces reservists, qualified performing artists, and fee-basis state or local government officials.
What do you need to know about wage and hour laws?
The Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division enforces laws about minimum wage, overtime, payment of wages, sick time, meal breaks, temp workers’ protections, domestic workers’ protections, recordkeeping, and more. If you think an employer did not follow these laws, you may file a complaint with us. This opens in a new window.
What happens if you don’t know the HR laws?
If an organization violates these complex and ever-changing regulations, it exposes itself to risk, including lawsuits, financial losses, and reputation damage. Since non-compliance can result in such serious consequences, there is a strong demand for industry workers who possess knowledge of HR laws and common legal issues in the workplace.
What are the laws and regulations for HR?
These laws, protecting the wages and hours of employees, are regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor. The main statute—the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) —dictates the national minimum wage, established the 40-hour work week, outlines requirements for overtime pay, and directs child labor regulations.