DoL Unveils Back Pay Search Engine

June 1, 2006 ( - Employees who may be owed unpaid salary from a former employer who was the target of a Department of Labor investigation can now confirm that by using a new Internet search engine.

An announcement by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) said the search engine guides the user through a series of questions about the employee’s work history including those about current and former employers.

Those due back wages will be provided restitution upon verification of their identity, the Labor Department said.  

“Although the Wage and Hour Division locates most of the employees due back wages, we expect this effort to facilitate payment to many of those employees that we have been unable to find,” said Alfred Robinson Jr., acting administrator of the Wage and Hour Division.

The tool is at .