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The Labor Standards Investigator is responsible for inspecting payroll and time records of businesses to ensure compliance with wage and hour, minimum wage, overtime,

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent travel within an assigned area and exposure to weather elements and construction sites is required. Occasional climbing of ladders and or stairs at construction sites is required.

Typical Functions:

Examines payroll and time records through routine and complaint investigations to ensure that employees are paid minimum wage and overtime and the employer is in compliance with child labor laws. Interviews employees to gather additional documentation and to answer minimum wage and overtime questions. Computes back wages for violations; conducts a closing conference with business management to discuss violations and necessary corrective action; answers questions concerning minimum wage, overtime and child labor laws. Surveys general contractors and sub-contractors for wage rates and compiles data by project and classification; computes prevailing wage rates. Conducts routine and complaint investigations of state, city, or county funded construction projects to ensure compliance with prevailing wage rates and overtime laws. Inspects private employment agencies for proper licensure; compares agency placement fees with published fee schedule; may administer manager/counselor license tests. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal wage and hour, child labor, private employment, and prevailing wage laws and regulations. Knowledge of general business practices and procedures. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and record keeping practices. Ability to conduct on-site inspections and investigations. Ability to compute basic mathematical formulas. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal educational equivalent of two years of college coursework in general business, accounting, or a related field; plus two years of experience in payroll, employment counseling, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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