Thursday, April 1, 2010

DOL: “We can help.” Employers: “Don’t do us any favors.”

I just received the following email from the Department of Labor:

Today, the Secretary of Labor and the Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division officially launched a national public awareness campaign called “We Can Help.” This public awareness effort is intended to provide workers with information about their rights in the workplace and to educate them on how to seek the assistance of the Wage and Hour Division when they believe that they have been the subject of a violation.

The campaign includes a launch of a new Web site at

It is telling that the most prominent part of this website is a section entitled, “How to File a Complaint.” While it has now been fixed, the website initially identified itself as the “Wage and Hour Devision.” We litigators call that an admission against interest.

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