U.S. Department of Labor

International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB): Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking focuses on research, policy engagement and technical cooperation to advance the elimination of international child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) “conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness, providing practical solutions to identified problems.”

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) seeks to ensure “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”

Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces compliance with federal labor standards, such as minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It also oversees violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and aids human trafficking investigations involving violations of these protections.

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