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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar in Thai for Employers, Employees About Paid Sick Leave, Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WEST COVINA, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will offer a webinar on Aug. 13, 2020, on the benefits and protections provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for employers and employees in Southern California’s Thai communities.

Provided for Thai-speaking participants, the webinar will focus on FFCRA requirements, including workers’ eligibility for paid sick leave and/or expanded family and medical leave. WHD encourages employers, employees, human resource professionals, attorneys and other stakeholders to attend.

“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that all employers and employees understand the benefits and protections available under Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Danny Pasquil, in West Covina, California. “We encourage all those interested to join us for this informative webinar.”

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited so please join early.

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

WHAT:          FFCRA Webinar for Thai-language speakers

WHEN:          Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at 3 p.m. PDT

WHERE:       Join the webinar online, or call (listen only) at 1-866-871-9043 (Participant Code: 7422087#)

Members of the public with questions about attending the webinars should contact Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist Filiberto Quintero at (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 provide paid leave reimbursed by tax credits, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced 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
August 12, 2020
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Media Contact: Leo Kay
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Media Contact: Jose Carnevali
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