|WORKPLACE FRAUD INVESTIGATOR (DLT)|
WORKPLACE FRAUD INVESTIGATOR (DLT)
Company : State of Rhode Island
Salary : $57,105 - $65,954 a year
Location : Rhode Island
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: In the Department of Labor and Training (DLT), to investigate and enforce the compliance of labor standards laws and state prevailing wage laws including but not limited to Minimum Wages and Hours, Payment and Collection of Wages, Child Labor, Industrial Job Shops, Public Works Construction Projects, the Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Sick and Safe Leave, Employee Misclassification, OSHA 10 Compliance, Historic Tax Credits and Apprenticeship Requirements; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a superior from whom general instructions are received with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgement in completing assignments. Work is usually reviewed upon completion for conformance with laws, rules, policies, procedures, and objectives.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise administrative and clerical staff as required.
In the Department of Labor and Training (DLT), to investigate and enforce the compliance of labor standards laws and state prevailing wage laws including but not limited to Minimum Wages and Hours, Payment and Collection of Wages, Child Labor, Industrial Job Shops, Public Works Construction Projects, the Rhode Island Parental Family and Medical Leave Act, Paid Sick and Safe Leave, Employee Misclassification, OSHA 10 Compliance, Historic Tax Credits and Apprenticeship Requirements.
To collect and evaluate evidence and make a determination regarding the validity of wage complaints.
To testify under oath in Administrative Hearings and judicial proceedings regarding investigative findings, and to defend those findings under cross-examination.
To conduct extensive in-depth investigations of employers’ payroll and other records concerning labor law compliance.
To initiate and conduct fact-finding conferences and discussions.
To collect and analyze a variety of statistical, wage and other data.
To conduct in-person interviews and collect relevant evidence on job sites, including employers that promote the Underground Economy.
To encourage workers that are employed as part of the Underground Economy to provide statements and offer testimony to combat employee misclassification.
To negotiate with employers, their legal counsel, accountants, and other representatives in order to obtain voluntary compliance and collect back wages for employees.
To prepare detailed investigation and other reports including details on the procedures followed, the substantiation of data and a summary of findings and recommendations.
To prepare and file claims against the applicable contractor’s bond for any potential prevailing wage violations.
To do related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of labor law compliance, investigations, inspections and audits; a working knowledge of labor laws relating to employment and the ability to explain and interpret pertinent provisions of laws and regulations; a working knowledge of accounting practices; the ability to ascertain facts by personal contact, observation and the examination of records; a working knowledge of court procedures; the ability to detect violations of various labor laws and to gain compliance with these laws; the ability to prepare clear and concise analytical reports; the ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, employers and their representatives; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Graduation from a college of recognized standing with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Accounting, Business Administration, or a closely related field; and
Experience: A minimum of one (1) year of employment in investigatory, accounting and/or auditing work which involved obtaining technical facts, writing reports and obtaining compliance with the law.
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