News Release

US Department of Labor offers series of webinars for Southeastern employees, employers on workplace protections during the pandemic

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has teamed up with the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to offer a series of “Essential Workers – Essential Protections” webinars to educate employees and employers on critical workplace protections afforded to them under federal law. The webinars detail the workplace rights of people who have been keeping the country moving throughout the pandemic.

Rapid changes in the workplace during the pandemic have left many in the workforce seeking information on workplace safety, wages, hours worked, and time off for workers and their family members dealing with serious illness. These webinars provide an overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Employers, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to join any of the free webinars or reach out to their nearest Wage and Hour Division Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist for more information. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required. All events begin at 10 a.m. EDT (unless noted otherwise).


Event, intended audience

How to register

May 11

Union members and representatives

Register to attend

May 12

Florida workers, organizations and employers

Register to attend

May 12 (11 a.m)

Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee employers, employees, state and local government

Register to attend

May 13

South Carolina workers, organizations and employers

Register to attend

May 19

Kentucky workers and employers

Register to attend

May 20

Federal Law and Your Rights in the Georgia workplace

Register to attend

May 26 (11 a.m.)

Tennessee grocery and convenience store industry

Register to attend

May 26

Your Rights in the North Carolina workplace

Register to attend

May 27

North Carolina agriculture workers, organizations and employers

Register to attend

“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to protecting the workplace rights of workers who are keeping our country moving forward during the pandemic,” said Southeast Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Juan Coria in Atlanta. “Communities are navigating a challenging time as people try to determine what their new normal looks like, sparking many questions about their workplaces. We encourage employees, employers, and organizations to join us to get some of those questions answered and learn more about critical workplace protections.”

For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the division, contact the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division.

Wage and Hour Division
May 3, 2021
Release Number
Media Contact: Eric R. Lucero
Phone Number
Media Contact: Erika Ruthman
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