Wage and Hour Investigator (Bilingual: Spanish/English Required)

US Department of Labor

About the organization

WHD protects the rights of the nation's workers through enforcement of several Acts: the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act; the Employee Polygraph Protection Act; field sanitation and housing standards in the Occupational Safety and Health Act; and a number of employment standards and worker protections provided in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Additionally, the WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to Federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.


The employee will learn the most fundamental concepts of becoming an Investigator. As a trainee you will receive on-the-job and other training/instructions on the provisions of the Wage and Hour laws enforced; develop human relations skills; investigation and negotiation techniques. Under close observation/direction and with specific instructions the employee will perform the following duties: Review available file material pertinent to cases assigned, perform necessary research, and seek necessary guidance to become familiar with all aspects of the case. Conduct investigations of limited scope and complexity. Demonstrate ability to understand, interpret and apply written material, much of which is technical or legal in nature. Gather and analyze facts obtained; identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations regarding the nature and extent of any violations that exist. Negotiate for compliance and payment of back wages due, when authorized, or participate in such negotiations with the supervisor or a higher-grade investigator. Accurately perform necessary mathematical computations, choosing appropriate mathematical technique, to determine amount of back wage liability. Prepare case investigation file, including written narrative reports and electronic forms for submission to the supervisor or higher-level officials. As the grade level progresses, the work involves regular an


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