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US Department of Labor offers webinar on employers’ obligations, workers’ rights to help reduce high rate of violations in home care industry

PHILADELPHIA −The U.S. Department of Labor will host a webinar for home care workers, industry employers and other stakeholders about workers’ rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Presented by the department’s Wage and Hour Division offices in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, the webinar will provide information on areas often associated with violations — including overtime, travel time, bonus pay, the misclassification of independent contractors, timekeeping — and other important topics, such as how to file a complaint.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Who:   U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

What:  Home care industry webinar

When:  May 4, 2023, From 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT         

Quote: “Investigations of the pay practices of care industry employers by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division find violations about 80 percent of the time,” explained Wage and Hour Regional Administrator Mark Watson in Philadelphia. “Many employers are failing to pay their employees their rightfully earned wages, depriving their workers of wages on which they depend. We encourage employers and workers alike to join us for this webinar to understand their obligations and rights better.” 

Background: Since 2021, the Wage and Hour Division has recovered more than $28.6 million in back wages and damages for nearly 25,000 workers and assessed nearly $1.3 million in civil money penalties.

The division offers numerous resources to ensure workers know their protections under federal law such as online videos and confidential calls to local Wage and Hour Division offices. Learn more about the FLSA. Contact the Wage and Hour Division toll-free at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) for more information.

Wage and Hour Division
April 26, 2023
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Media Contact: Leni Fortson
Media Contact: Joanna Hawkins
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