WHD News Brief: 9/04/2015
Release Number: 15-1761-SAN
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Partnership description: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding intended to protect employees’ rights by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other non-employee statuses. The two agencies will provide clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, share resources, and enhance enforcement by conducting joint investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.
Quotes: “The Wage and Hour Division continues to attack this problem head on through a combination of a robust education and outreach campaign, and nationwide, data-driven strategic enforcement across industries,” said David Weil, administrator of the Wage and Hour Division. “Our goal is always to strive toward workplaces with decreased misclassification, increased compliance, and more workers receiving a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.” – David Weil, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator