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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Garment Employees and Employers on Impacts of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WEST COVINA, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor will offer a webinar on June 9, 2020, – in Spanish – for garment industry employees and employers in Southern California on the impacts of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Presented by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the webinar will provide information on the law’s requirements including eligibility, coverage, qualifying reasons, duration of leave and calculation of pay.

WHAT:          Wage and Hour Division Webinar

WHEN:          Tuesday, June 9, 2020

                        10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (PDT)

Join the presentations at

To listen to the presentation, please call: 1-866-871-9043 - Participant Code: 7422087#

“We are committed to providing information and education about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to employers, employees, and state and local governments, including information on how the new law pertains to the garment industry,” said Western Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Ruben Rosalez. “We encourage employers and employees to contact us if they have questions about their rights or responsibilities under FFCRA, and to join us for these informative webinars.”

Attendance is free, but space is limited so participants are encouraged to connect online or call in to listen to presentation early. Members of the public with questions about attending the webinar should contact Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist Filiberto Quintero (626)732-1088 or at   

The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat and defeat the workplace effects of the coronavirus by giving tax credits to American businesses with fewer than 500 employees either to provide employees with paid leave for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. Please visit WHD’s “Quick Benefits Tips” for information about how much leave workers may qualify to use and the wages employers must pay. The law enables employers to keep their workers on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers do not have to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus.

WHD provides additional information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to the coronavirus and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and on job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act at

For more information about the laws enforced by WHD, call 866-4US-WAGE, or visit

For further information about the coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.  

Wage and Hour Division
June 5, 2020
Release Number
Media Contact: Leo Kay
Phone Number
Media Contact: Jose Carnevali
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