Employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act should take note of references on the Web site of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) about the “We Can Help” nationwide campaign.

A “News Release,” dated April 1, 2010, on the DOL Web site refers to the “`We Can Help’ nationwide campaign” and states that “[t]he effort, which is being spearheaded by the department’s Wage and Hour Division, will help connect America’s most vulnerable and low-wage workers with the broad array of services offered by the Department of Labor.”  It goes on to state in part that “[i]t also will address such topics as rights in the workplace and how to file a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division to recover wages owed.”

The “News Release” also quotes the Secretary of Labor as stating that “I have added more than 250 new field investigators nationwide – an increase of a third – to help in this effort.”