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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 13-225-DEN

Date: 

Feb. 15, 2013

Contact: 

Elizabeth Todd, Juan Rodriguez

Phone: 

972-850-4710, 972-850-4709

US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division to hold outreach forum for Hispanic community Feb. 20, 2013, in Denver

Wages, workers’ rights and job safety among topics to be addressed

DENVER -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will offer an outreach forum for the Hispanic community Feb. 20, 2013, in Denver. The free event is part of the division’s “We Can Help” campaign, an effort to educate workers about their rights under the law.

Spanish-speaking investigators from the Wage and Hour Division and the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will provide compliance assistance materials, take complaints and gather information regarding cases in which workers feel they are being denied back wages, working below the federal minimum wage, have been hurt on the job or face retaliation for reporting on-the-job injuries or dangerous conditions.

Information about the “We Can Help” campaign can be found at http://www.dol.gov/wecanhelp/.

WHO:   U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
             U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration
             Colorado Department of Labor
             University of Denver Law School
             Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
             Consulate General of Mexico Javier Maupomé
             Denver area advocacy groups and community-based organizations

WHAT: Outreach forum

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
             4 p.m. – 8 p.m. MST

WHERE: Centro San Juan Diego
             2830 Lawrence St.
             Denver, Colo. 80205

Media planning to cover this event should contact Elizabeth Todd or Juan Rodriguez using the contact information above.

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