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News Release

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in New Orleans, Louisiana, will host a webinar on Aug. 13, 2020, to help employers and employees understand provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and other requirements during the current coronavirus pandemic.

The webinar will focus on the INA and the H-2A and H-2B visa program certifications. WHD encourages employers, employees, human resource professionals, attorneys and other interested stakeholders to attend.

Representatives from the Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Department of Justice’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Worksite Enforcement, the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation will also participate in the event.

WHO:           U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

WHAT:          Immigration and Nationality Act webinar

WHEN:         Aug. 13, 2020, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT      

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited and registration is required.

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
August 5, 2020
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Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
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