The U.S. Department of Labor assists recovery efforts in communities affected by severe storms, floods and other disasters.

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Contact Us

For general questions and assistance, you can contact us 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET using our online form or by calling toll-free: 1-866-487-2365

Income and Job Assistance

Income and Job Assistance

If you become unemployed through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. States impacted by disasters may be eligible to apply for grant funding.

Staying Safe During Cleanup and Recovery

Staying Safe During Cleanup and Recovery

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has guidance and resources to help protect workers participating in cleanup and recovery efforts.

Wages

Wages

Learn about workers' rights and employers' responsibilities regarding pay in the aftermath of a disaster.

worker claims

Worker Claims

Find more information for federal employees and workers in the longshore community injured in the line of duty.

Health and Retirement Benefits

Health and Retirement Benefits

Questions about your workplace health or retirement benefits? View disaster relief information for workers and families or for employers and advisors. You can also get help from our benefits advisors by calling 1-866-444-3272 or submitting your question online.


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Staying Safe During Cleanup and RecoveryStaying Safe During Cleanup and Recovery

Call OSHA toll-free at 1-800-321-6742 with any questions. Learn how to keep workers safe during cleanup and recovery operations following hurricanes.

Review these OSHA fact sheets on natural disaster recovery:


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If you have questions about your pay, contact the Wage and Hour Division online or call 1-866-487-9243 with any questions, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your time zone.

  • The Service Contract Act, which generally applies to federal or District of Columbia contracts for clean-up activities following a disaster, requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on prime contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various classes no less than the wage rates and fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality, or the rates (including prospective increases) contained in a predecessor contractor's collective bargaining agreement.
  • Davis-Bacon regulations require federal contractors and subcontractors performing work on contracts in excess of $2,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area.
  • To record hours worked, download the DOL Timesheet App to record the number of hours you have worked and calculate the amount you may be owed by your employer.

Worker ClaimsWorker Claims

Our Office of Workers' Compensation Programs offers: