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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 09-371-SAN (SF-32)

Date: 

April 14, 2009

Contact: 

Deanne Amaden

Phone: 

415-625-2630

U.S. Department of Labor joins with partners to offer Las Vegas workshop on employment rights


April 18 event will provide information to workers, employers in English and Spanish

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and fellow partners in the Las Vegas EMPLEO alliance will hold a workshop for employees and employers on legal rights, responsibilities and current regulations affecting the workforce. Titled “Employee Resource Fair, Know Your Rights,” the workshop will be held at the William Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas from 9 a.m. to noon PDT on Saturday, April 18.

EMPLEO will have representatives from state, federal and local government agencies and other partner organizations available to answer questions on wages, discrimination and workplace safety. Information will be available in English and Spanish on employees’ rights and obligations, as well as on starting a small business.

Representatives will be available from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division; the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Nevada Equal Rights; the Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner; the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section; Nevada Job Connect; the offices of Senator Ensign and Senator Reid; the consulates of Mexico and El Salvador; the Nevada Association of Latin Americans; the Nevada Immigration Resource Project; the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the Salvation Army and Nevada Microenterprise Initiative.

EMPLEO is an alliance of community and federal, state and local government agencies serving the workforce of southern Nevada. Since 2003, EMPLEO has been reaching out to both local employers and employees through public forums, seminars and other public opportunities. For more information about this free event, the public should contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 702-388-6102.

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