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The Wage and Hour Division is committed to protecting and enhancing the welfare of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, provide critical worker protections regarding wages and hours worked and job-protected leave during the pandemic.  The resources below offer information on common issues employers and employees face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Share Our Message - Essential workers

Share Our Message

Download resources and graphics for talking about worker rights and safety in your community.

Contact WHD - Essential workers

Contact Us

Report wage, hour and leave concerns at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/contact or 1-866-487-9243.

Helpful Links - Essential workers

Helpful Links