Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Federal Law and Your Rights in the Georgia Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) protect the workplace rights of the many 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. Wage and Hour, OSHA and EEOC are committed to ensuring that these, and all workers,  both know and 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, safety, and possible workplace discrimination during these unprecedented times.  Workplace laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act,  Family and Medical Leave Act, OSH Act, ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and others provide protections for workers that may be more crucial now than ever before.

WHD, OSHA, and EEOC are pleased to offer virtual training on these critical workplace protections as part of the Essential Workers - Essential Protections Initiative.

For questions, contact Ashley Allen-Feliciano at