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Agency Investigations & Proceedings

Many state and federal agencies play a vital role in enforcing compliance with various labor and employment laws. These include government agencies dealing with the following aspects of labor and employment law:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Unions, Collective Bargaining, and Related Employer and Employee Rights

Wage and Hour Regulation

  • The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, which administers federal laws on a wide range of subjects, including minimum wage, overtime pay, payroll recordkeeping, child labor, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests (polygraphs), worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and prevailing wage requirements for government service and construction contracts.

Workplace Safety Regulation

These agencies have broad investigative powers, which many usually exercise only in response to complaints. Some agencies also have authority to hear and determine allegations of unlawful employer conduct. It is always important to respond appropriately to agency investigations. At times, legal problems can be nipped in the bud at this stage, before turning into more troublesome and costly lawsuits.

How We Can Help

The attorneys of Harris Dowell Fisher & Young, L.C., regularly assist clients in responding to investigations conducted by all of the above agencies. We also represent clients in agency hearings and provide assistance and advice concerning compliance with laws administered by the EEOC, OFCCP, NLRB, OSHA, and other labor and employment law agencies.

We are well acquainted with the applicable law and agency procedures, and in many cases have established working relationships with individual agency personnel.

Contact us to discuss how we may best assist you in this regard.

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