Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor
US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, Mexican Consulate in New Orleans to sponsor Labor Rights Week Aug. 27-31
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans District Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will join the Mexican Consulate in New Orleans to sponsor Labor Rights Week, Aug. 27-31. 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 New Orleans New Orleans-area employers, employees, advocacy groups and community-based organizations WHAT: Labor Rights Week presentations WHEN: Monday, Aug. 27, 10:30-11 a.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 6-7 p.m. CDT WHERE: Consulate of Mexico 901 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, La. 70130
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