Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Webinar for Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee Employers, Employees, and State and Local Government

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division protects the workplace rights of essential workers who are keeping our country moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Workers in grocery stores, health care, delivery services, retail establishments, agriculture, and other essential industries have remained on the job despite many potential risks to their own health or that of their families. The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring that these, and all workers, receive the workplace protections provided under the law. 

Rapid changes in the workplace have surfaced many questions for workers, their advocates, and employers about wages, hours worked, and time off for workers or their family members dealing with serious illness.  The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act provide protections for workers that may be more crucial now than ever before.

WHD’s District Offices in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee are pleased to offer this Tri-State training on these critical workplace protections through our Essential Workers - Essential Protections Initiative. Please join us for this important training on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 10:00am CST via MS Teams. 

For questions contact Christina Coleman-Lovelace in the State of Alabama at, Nichole Williams in the State of Mississippi at or Kimberly McGahey in the State of Tennessee at

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