Fair Labor Standards Act: Tracking Additional Complaint Data Could Improve DOL's Enforcement, Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Highlights: "The FLSA [Fair Labor Standards Act] sets federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for millions of U.S. workers. WHD [Wage and Hour Division] may investigate worker complaints of FLSA violations or initiate investigations in industries it prioritizes for enforcement. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review WHD compliance actions. This report examines (1) trends in WHD's FLSA minimum wage and overtime cases, (2) the extent to which WHD's FLSA compliance actions targeted priority industries, and (3) the extent to which WHD's reported efforts and data indicate that WHD applied a consistent process to FLSA complaints."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/