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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 12-2526-DAL L

Date: 

Jan. 10, 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 on classification of bona fide executive, administrative, professional employees


Forum to take place Jan. 22, 2013

EDINBURG, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in McAllen, Texas, will offer a free informational outreach forum on Jan. 22, 2013, to assist small business employers in the Rio Grande Valley with requirements of Section 13 (a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Topics to be covered include minimum wage requirements—applicable to most employees in the United States—of $7.25 per hour for all hours worked and overtime requirements of time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Exemptions from both minimum wage and overtime pay for workers employed as bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees will also be covered.

Additionally, technical guidance will be provided in properly applying these exemptions. Advance registration is required by calling 956-665-7535.

  WHO:      	U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division 
	 	University of Texas Small Business Development 

  WHAT:     	Compliance assistance informational outreach forum 

  WHEN:    	Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
            	2 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST
                          
  WHERE:   	University of Texas Pan American
          	Small Business Development Center
            	1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Drive, Suite 1.200
	 	Edinburg, Texas 78539

Media should arrive at 1:30 p.m. CST. Members of the press planning to cover this event should notify Elizabeth Todd or Juan Rodriguez in the department’s Office of Public Affairs in Dallas using the information above.

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