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.
South Carolina Department of Commerce: Supporting SC Businesses - 2021 Workforce & Retention Series featuring U.S. Department of Labor
South Carolina employers can join this webinar to hear from Colin Trimble, a Community Outreach And Resource Planning Specialist at the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division to:
- Learn about the role of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division in enforcing federal labor laws and educating employers about their responsibilities.
- Learn about essential protections for essential workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Learn about online resources available to employers to help them stay in compliance. Please contact Colin Trimble at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional details.
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Type of Event: Online
Location: Columbia, SC