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US Department of Labor, local advocacy groups to host Spanish language webinar on wage, leave protections for frontline, other workers

‘Essential Workers-Essential Protections’ event on May 26

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos and NM Comunidades En Acción Y De Féé), the New Mexico Workforce Solutions and Somos Un Pueblo Unido will present a Spanish-language webinar on the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s Essential Workers ‒ Essential Protections initiative on May 26 at 5 p.m. MT.

Grocery, healthcare, delivery service, retail, agricultural and other workers in essential industries have risked their health and that of their families in pursuit of a needed paycheck. The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring that these and all workers receive the workplace protections the law provides.

Rapid changes in the workplace have recently left workers, their advocates and employers with many questions about wages, hours worked and time off for workers or their family members dealing with serious illness. The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act provide protections for workers that may be more crucial now than ever before.

To address these concerns, the division is offering Spanish-language training on these critical workplace protections through the Essential Workers ‒ Essential Protections initiative.

Attendance is free, but participants must register for the seminar in advance.

For questions, please contact Patricia Chavez at the Wage and Hour Division’s office at (505) 248-2674 or email

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Wage and Hour Division
May 21, 2021
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Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
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