Is it legal for someone from the Department of Labor to go to question an employee during work hours (while out in the field) or go to the employee’s home and ask them about how they are being paid by their employer, when they have not filed a complaint to the Department of Labor?

Posted 03-16-2011

Ann Kiernan replies:

Yes. Wage and hour investigations and audits can be conducted even if no one has filed a complaint.


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