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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 12-1725-DEN

Date: 

Aug. 24, 2012

Contact: 

Elizabeth Todd, Juan Rodriguez

Phone: 

972-850-4710, 972-850-4709

US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City to sponsor Labor Rights Week Aug. 27 – Aug. 31


SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake City District Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will join the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City to sponsor Labor Rights Week, Aug. 27-Aug. 31. This year’s theme is “Protecting Labor Rights is Everyone’s Responsibility.”

Presentations by Labor Department staff will cover the following topics: agricultural employment, including the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and the Immigration Control and Reform Act’s H-2A and H-2B requirements; and the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. Staff will provide compliance assistance materials, answer questions and take complaints.

For interviews, contact Elizabeth Todd or Juan Rodriguez in the department’s Office of Public Affairs in Dallas using the information above.

WHO: 	U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
	Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City
	Salt Lake City area employers, employees, advocacy groups 
	  and community-based organizations

WHAT:	Labor Rights Week presentations

WHEN:	Monday, Aug. 27, 9-10 a.m. MDT
	Wednesday, Aug. 29, 9:15-10:15 a.m. MDT
	Friday, Aug. 31, 6-7 p.m. MDT

WHERE:	Consulate of Mexico
	1380 S. Main St.
	Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

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