AWARE: Helping Advocates Help Vulnerable Workers
A free outreach webinar for advocates to help vulnerable workers know and exercise their rights in the workplace. Most employers are required to pay minimum wage and overtime to workers in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Some employers are required to provide medical leave to eligible workers under the Family and Medical Leave Act. This free webinar is being offered by the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division to assist advocacy group representatives understand federal labor laws and expand their ability to help clients who may have had their workplace rights violated.
The Wage and Hour Division is committed to protecting all workers in the U.S., including low-wage and immigrant workers who are among the most at risk. Most employers provide safe workplaces, comply with labor laws, and take their responsibilities seriously. However, there are some workers who are denied the basic rights afforded them under federal labor laws.
One of WHD's main objectives is educating worker advocates and others who regularly interact with at-risk workers, enabling them to more effectively guide workers who need WHD assistance. Exploited workers, for a variety of reasons, may not contact DOL or are hesitant to do so, making it difficult to get them the information and help they need. Join this webinar to help close this gap between workers who need help and the federal agency that is charged with ensuring their workplace rights.
Meeting details will be emailed after registration is confirmed.