The Labor Law Enforcement Officer is responsible for increasing compliance by performing random compliance checks in the field. The Officer will check compliance of various laws like child labor, minimum wage payment, tipped employees, meal breaks, service letters, and labor law posters. The Officer will also review payroll and personnel records, policies and procedures of employers, and refer cases to the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) for prosecution. The Officer is responsible for wage claims and will represent the division at public speaking events to educate employers and employees.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Investigate and resolve less complex complaints and enforce various state labor standards and civil rights laws.
- Advise employers, employees, attorneys and other interested parties of the applicability and interpretation of the various laws; provides information to the general public regarding labor standards and civil rights laws, regulations and filing procedures.
- Gathers, examines and interprets data such as payroll, medical and other records to determine amount due; collect wages and benefits.
- Participates in annual prevailing wage survey of contractors; provides prevailing wage determinations to governmental entities, contractors, architects, contracting agencies and others requesting information.
- Prepares case summaries, reports and correspondence in less complex cases. Maintains records of complaints received and disposition of cases.
- Keeps abreast of changes in the law, new interpretations; attend training seminars, conferences.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Labor Law Enforcement Officer I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Bachelors degree or higher which includes coursework in conducting studies, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and studying laws, rules, or regulations.
- Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Additional Posting Information
A writing sample will be requested at the time of interview.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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