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How to Report an Employer to the Department of Labor

You are protected by a number of different labor laws regardless of where you work. Not all employers adhere to these laws, so the government has created a way for workers to report the violations to the Department of Labor. Lawmakers have also enacted laws to protect whistleblowers against retaliation for reporting violations. If you are a whistleblower and have been retaliated against by your employer, the employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler may be able to help you.

What are whistleblowers?

Whistleblowers are people who help to expose or refuse to engage in illegal or unethical conduct within their companies or the government. In the context of labor, this might involve issues of employee benefits, hours and wages, workplace safety, workers’ compensation and more.

Reporting employers to the Department of Labor

The Department of Labor works to improve working conditions and ensure that workers’ benefits, welfare and rights are protected. It is not always easy to report a violation of the labor laws, however. You must know which department covers the issue that you have. There are numerous programs and agencies within the Department of Labor, and what happened in your case will determine which one is appropriate.

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If you are preparing to blow the whistle, you should consider the following key points:

  • Determine whether your issue is one that can be resolved internally;
  • Keep thorough and detailed documentation;
  • Figure out what agencies and laws cover your issue;
  • Find out whether you must file a complaint with a state agency before you file with the Department of Labor; and
  • Make certain that you know what the timeframe to complain is for your issue.

Keeping your job when reporting your employer to the Department of Labor

Whistleblowers may face retaliation for reporting violations by their employers. Fortunately, many laws exist that both encourage whistleblowing while also providing protection. It is important to act quickly, however. Some retaliation claims must be filed as soon as 30 days after the retaliation occurred.

Get help from an attorney

Whistleblowing helps to protect the public and is vital. If you want to report your employer for engaging in prohibited conduct, you might want to talk to an experienced employment law attorney. A lawyer at Swartz Swidler may assist you with gathering evidence and filing your complaint. Call us today to schedule your consultation.

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Most Frequently Asked Question:
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Our Locations

Cherry Hill Headquarters

1101 Kings Hwy N
Suite 402
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Phone: (856) 685-7420
Fax: (856) 685-7417

Philadelphia Satellite Office

123 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 995-2733