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Wage and Hour Investigator I

Mary Beth Farrelly  | Published on 11/1/2020







Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for a highly motivated person to join her team as a Wage and Hour Investigator I in the Attorney General's Fair Labor Division. The Fair Labor Division (FLD) investigates and enforces the Massachusetts wage and hour and other laws governing fair labor standards under Chapters 149 and 151 of the Massachusetts General Laws and related regulations. The candidate for this position will be primarily responsible for investigating violations of labor standards under M.G.L. Chapter 149, M.G.L Chapter 151, and other related regulations and statutes.


Primary Duties: The Wage and Hour Investigator I reviews and investigates violations of labor standards under M.G.L. Chapter 149, M.G.L Chapter 151, and other related regulations and statutes; conducts interviews concerning complaints of wage violations; writes reports; responds to inquiries from employees, employers, and their representatives regarding applicable laws, codes, rules, and regulations; conducts site visits; testifies at civil and criminal hearings and before the grand jury; and supports the enforcement of wage, hour, child labor, and prevailing wage and other related work, as required. The Wage and Hour Investigator I also conducts payroll audits and analyzes financial records.


Position Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in inspection or investigatory work or in the regulation or enforcement of wage and hour laws, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and applicable substitutions. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 motor vehicle operator's license is required.


Substitutions: An associate's degree with a major in a related discipline may be substituted for one year of the required experience.*


A bachelor's degree with a major in a related discipline may be substituted for the required experience.*


*Education toward such a degree will be prorated.


Preferred Qualifications: Professional technical experience and/or investigatory work in labor standards is preferred, as is a bachelor's degree. Prior knowledge of construction and building trades and/or immigrant communities is preferred.


We seek an individual committed to working in the public interest who is able to build rapport with people from different ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. This position requires extensive communication with members of the public through various platforms. The candidate should be able to interact effectively with the general public, convey information and interact positively with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress. The candidate should have the ability to adjust to changing situations and priorities and be comfortable spending significant portions of each day on the telephone.


The ideal candidate will be able to exercise discretion in handling confidential information, exercise sound judgment, and recognize problems in daily work activities. They will be able to follow oral and written instructions, communicate effectively, and gather information through observing and questioning individuals and by examining records and documents.


Applicants should possess an ability to work successfully independently, as well as part of a team, and to perform the required work under deadlines. We seek an individual who possesses strong organizational skills, strong computer skills, a proficiency in Microsoft Office, and who demonstrates an attention to detail. A working knowledge of the Massachusetts Wage and Hour laws is desirable, although not required. Spanish and/or Portuguese or other language fluency desirable.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.


Bureau/Division: Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau/Fair Labor Division (Boston Office)


Position Type: Full-Time/Non-Exempt


Salary: $2,045.72 to $2,989.44 bi-weekly. Salary is determined by procedures outlined in applicable collective bargaining agreements and personnel procedures.


Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website at to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly online using the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment jobs portal.


Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.


Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:

Lori Swanson, Administrative Assistant

Fair Labor Division




The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions