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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 12-1734-DAL


Aug. 24, 2012


Elizabeth Todd, Juan Rodriguez


972-850-4710, 972-850-4709

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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