Training Opportunities

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 is pleased to offer training on these critical workplace protections through our Essential Workers - Essential Protections Initiative. Please see below for current training opportunities. Check back often as new events are being scheduled.

May 11, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Webinar for Union Members and Representatives

May 11, 2021: Essential Workers–Essential Protections: Indiana Virtual Conference

May 11, 2021: DOL/WHD/OSHA Essential Workers, Essential Protections: Back to Basics

May 12, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Webinar for Florida workers, organizations, and employers

May 12, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Webinar for Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee Employers, Employees, and State and Local Government

May 12, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Your Federal Labor Laws and Rights in the Texas Workplace

May 12, 2021: Essential Workers, Essential Protections Webinar: Chicago Ward Communities

May 13, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Webinar for South Carolina workers, organizations, and employers

May 13, 2021: Essential Workers, Essential Protection - Texas

May 18, 2021: Essential Workers–Essential Protections: Indiana Virtual Conference

May 19, 2021: Essential Workers - Essential Protections: Denver District Office, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

May 19, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections Webinar for Kentucky Workers and Employers

May 19, 2021: Essential Workers - Essential Protections: USDOL WHD & HUD Webinar (ME, NH, & VT)

May 19, 2021: Essential Workers, Essential Protections: Virtual Presentation (Illinois)

May 19, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Your Federal Labor Laws and Rights in the Texas Workplace

May 20, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Federal Law and Your Rights in the Georgia Workplace

May 25, 2021: Essential Workers–Essential Protections: Indiana Virtual Conference

May 26, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Your Rights in the North Carolina Workplace

May 26, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Webinar for the Tennessee Grocery and Convenience Store Industry

May 26, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Your Federal Labor Laws and Rights in the Texas Workplace

May 26, 2021: Essential Workers - Essential Protections: Denver District Office, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

May 26, 2021: Essential Workers - Essential Protections: Kansas

May 27, 2021: Essential Workers – Essential Protections: Webinar for North Carolina Agriculture Workers, Organizations, and Employers

May 27, 2021: Essential Workers - Essential Protections: Federal and State Labor Standards for Youth Employment in PA