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Federal Occupations Toolkit - White Collar Occupations
1849 — Wage and Hour Investigation***

This series covers positions which supervise, lead, or perform work involving:
  • conducting on-site investigations to obtain compliance by employers with wage and hour and related laws;
  • establishing, revising, and interpreting wage and hour program policies and guidelines; and/or
  • evaluating enforcement operations.
Work requires:
  • knowledge of related laws;
  • an understanding of business organizations, records systems, and practices related to the laws administered; and
  • the skill to apply varied investigative techniques to obtain compliance, including on-site questioning of employees and employers, negotiation and conciliation, instruction, persuasion, and litigation.