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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Educational Forum on Resolving Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations on December 19 in El Paso, Texas

EL PASO, TX - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will present an educational forum about developments in its policies and regulations, and its Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID), in El Paso, Texas, on December 19, 2018.

PAID facilitates resolution of potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The program's primary objectives are to resolve such claims quickly and without litigation, to improve employers’ compliance with overtime and minimum wage obligations, and to ensure that more employees receive the back wages they are owed – faster. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

WHAT: Wage and Hour Division Educational Forum
Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID) Educational Forum
Family Medical Leave Act Training

WHEN: December 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MST

WHERE: El Paso Community College
Administrative Services Center, Bldg. A
9050 Viscount Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925

The forum will include members of the Division’s Washington, D.C., and El Paso offices as well as representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Small Business Administration (SBA), and employer associations from the area.

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Complete advance registration.

Wage and Hour Division
December 14, 2018
Release Number
Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez