An administrative complaint may be filed by you or any other person on your behalf, either in person, by letter or by telephone. However, the complaint must be formalized in writing.
Generally, a complaint must be filed within two years of the date of the last action which you contend was in violation of your FMLA rights. The FMLA website is:
Complaints may be filed with the Wage & Hour Division office of the U. S. Department of Labor. Call 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243) to locate your local Wage & Hour office. A customer service representative will provide you with information from 8am -5pm in your time zone. Or, visit:
The U.S. Department of Labor will review the merits of your complaint and, where appropriate, will try to resolve your complaint administratively, through negotiations with your employer. When your complaint is resolved administratively, actions are limited to a two-year period and interest and liquidated damages are not recovered. In some cases, the Secretary of Labor may file a lawsuit on your behalf in the event negotiations with your employer are unsuccessful and the Secretary is convinced that your FMLA rights were violated.
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