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Department of Labor

Owed Back Wages?

Brian Young's picture
Jun 21, 2015

Do you think you're owed wages and overtime pay? Well, the U.S. Labor Department now has an app for that.

Workers Owed Wages (or WOW) helps workers find out if they are owed back pay and how they can finally receive it. Workers can search for current or former employers, and then verify their info to receive a check in the mail from the Labor Department. Nationally, over 234,000 workers are still missing out on a total of $121 million legally owed to them.

Don't wait too long, because after three years the money is transferred to the U.S. Treasury. So be sure to check out webapps.DOL.gov/wow.

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