Interesting Wage & Hour Enforcement Statistics


Recently the U.S. Department of Labor revamped its enforcement data website,, adding some snazzy new map displays showing inspection and violation data from OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Of more interest to readers of this blog will be the site's statistics regarding the Wage and Hour Division's enforcement activities.

According to the site's interactive piecharts, the agency conducted 68,644 enforcement actions. (The chart, unfortunately, does not say over what period, though if the chart is based upon the large data set available from the site this may represent FY2007 to present.) Of these, the Department found violations in 50,364 cases, and no violation in just 18,280. In other words, the Department found violations in roughly 73% of all of its compliance actions. These findings resulted in findings of back wages due totaling $681,151,513, or about $13,524.57 per case in which a violation was found.

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