Wage-Hour's enforcement of FLSA is carried out by investigators
stationed across the U.S. As Wage-Hour's authorized representatives,
they conduct investigations and gather data on wages, hours,
and other employment conditions or practices, in order to determine
compliance with the law. Where violations are found, they also
may recommend changes in employment practices to bring an employer
It is a violation to fire or in any other manner discriminate
against an employee for filing a complaint or for participating
in a legal proceeding under FLSA.
Willful violations may be prosecuted criminally and the violator
fined up to $10,000. A second conviction may result in imprisonment.
Violators of the child labor provisions are subject to a civil
money penalty of up to $10,000 for each employee who was the
subject of a violation.
Employers who willfully or repeatedly violate the minimum wage
or overtime pay requirements are subject to a civil money penalty
of up to $1,000 for each such violation.
The FLSA prohibits the shipment of goods in interstate commerce
which were produced in violation of the minimum wage, overtime
pay, child labor, or special minimum wage provisions.