Elizabeth Cepero began her career with the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division in 1989. During her first 25 years of service, she served as a Wage-Hour Investigator, assisting hundreds of businesses with FLSA and FMLA compliance.
Ms. Cepero has extensive knowledge with FLSA and FMLA and is experienced with Davis-Bacon Act (DBRA) and the Service Contract Act (SCA) as well as all other laws enforced by the Dept. of Labor. Additionally, she led several enforcement task forces and was called in to assist and manage numerous initiative enforcement projects and served as the EEO Counselor for the Southeast Region.
Mrs. Cepero also served as a training officer and was recruited by the Regional WHD office in Atlanta and the National WHD office in Washington DC to serve as a trainer to new investigators. As a training officer, she conducted training sessions in English and in Spanish to the general public, large corporations, and small business owners. For some time, Mrs. Cepero even conducted question and answer sessions as well as trainings on different DOL Laws in local television programs as part of an initiative to educate the general public on employment rights.
During the last three years, before her retirement, Mrs. Cepero served as the South Florida Assistant District Director and Acting District Director for the entire south Florida District Office of the Wage and House Division. In these capacities it was her responsibility to supervise investigators, clerical support, and other staff members as well as review all investigator’s files and assist in negotiating large and high profile cases.