The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) launched a new web-based back wage employee locator to provide easy and secure access for employees to find and collect back wages due to them.
The new back wage employee locator guides employees through an online series of questions that helps them determine if they are owed back wages as a result of a WHD investigation. The new system queries a database that contains information about people who are due back wages and their employment history. Employees should be ready to enter information about their past or present employment, such as the name and location of their employer. Those due back wages will be provided restitution upon verification of their identity. This new electronic program is part of an ongoing effort at the DOL to meet the e-Government objectives of the president's management agenda.