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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 13-1327-DEN

Date: 

July 10, 2013

Contact: 

Juan Rodriguez

Phone: 

972-850-4709

US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division to hold outreach forum for Hispanic community July 11, 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 July 11 in Denver. The free event is part of the division’s “We Can Help” campaign, an effort to educate workers about workplace rights and protections under federal law.

Spanish-speaking investigators from the Wage and Hour Division and the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will provide compliance assistance materials. They will take complaints and gather information regarding cases in which workers feel they are being denied back wages, working below the federal minimum wage or without overtime pay, have been hurt on the job or face retaliation for reporting on-the-job injuries or dangerous conditions, or other relevant concerns.

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:

Thursday, July 11
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. MDT

WHERE:

El Centro Humanitario
2260 California St.
Denver, Colo. 80205

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

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