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Aug. 22, 2013


Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez


972-850-4710 or 972-850-4709

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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 13-1708-DAL

US Labor Departmentís Wage and Hour Division, Mexican Consulate in Dallas to host Labor Rights Week events Aug. 27Ė30

DALLAS -- The U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division will join the Mexican Consulate in Dallas to sponsor Labor Rights Week, Aug. 26-30. Presentations by Labor Department staff will cover the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and employee rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Staff will also provide compliance assistance materials, answer questions and take complaints.

For interviews, contact Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez in the departmentís Office of Public Affairs in Dallas using the information provided in this announcement.


U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division
Mexican Consulate in Dallas
Dallas-area employers, employees, advocacy groups and community-based organizations


Labor Rights Week presentations


Monday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m. CDT
Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 a.m. CDT
Friday, Aug. 30, 8 a.m. CDT


Consulate of Mexico in Dallas
1210 River Bend Drive
Dallas, Texas 75247


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