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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

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Wage and Hour Division - To promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation's workforce.

Field Operations Handbook (FOH)

The Field Operations Handbook (FOH) is an operations manual that provides Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators and staff with interpretations of statutory provisions, procedures for conducting investigations, and general administrative guidance. The FOH was developed by the WHD under the general authority to administer laws that the agency is charged with enforcing. The FOH reflects policies established through changes in legislation, regulations, court decisions, and the decisions and opinions of the WHD Administrator. Further, the FOH is not used as a device for establishing interpretative policy.

The Department of Labor (DOL) is providing the information in this handbook as a public service. This information and other related materials are presented to provide public access to information regarding DOL programs. It is important to note that there will often be a delay between the official publication of the materials and the modification of these pages. Therefore, no express or implied guarantees are indicated. The Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations remain the official resources for regulatory information published by the DOL. Every effort will be made to address all errors brought to the attention of FOH staff.

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