Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor
NORFOLK, Va. -- The U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division will hold a press conference on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Norfolk Federal Building to announce its partnership with the Consular Section of the Consulate General of Mexico in the District of Columbia. During the conference, both agencies will sign an agreement of understanding establishing a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican nationals in Virginia with information, guidance and access to education and training resources concerning their rights as workers. The goal is to reduce violations of the minimum wage, overtime, record-keeping, child labor, safe housing and transportation provisions of the laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division.
WHO: Bruce Clark, director, Wage and Hour Divisionís Richmond District Office Patricia Pickett, assistant district director, Wage and Hour Divisionís Norfolk Area Office Anibal Gomez Toledo, Consular Section head, Embassy of Mexico Joanna Rasero Vega, Consular Sectionís Department of Protection, Embassy of Mexico WHAT: Press conference to announce partnership between the departmentís Wage and Hour Division and the Mexican Consulate, and the signing of an agreement of understanding WHERE: Norfolk Federal Building 200 Granby St., Room 222 Norfolk, Va. 23510 WHEN: Friday, Nov. 4 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EDT
The event is open to the press. Media interested in covering it should contact Joanna Hawkins in the Labor Departmentís Office of Public Affairs using the information above.
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