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September 17, 2021

U.S. Department of Labor | September 16, 2021
 
US Department of Labor, worker advocates host event to help tipped workers, employers understand wage and hour protections better
One Fair Wage, Service Workers United for Power, High Road Restaurants to participate
WASHINGTON To help the nation’s pandemic recovery, the U.S. Department of Labor launched its Essential Workers’ Essential Protections outreach and education initiative in 2021 to protect frontline, essential workers and ensure they know their workplace rights.
 
As part of the effort, the department’s Wage and Hour Division is collaborating with worker advocates, One Fair Wage, and their Service Workers United for Power and High Road Restaurants initiatives, for a Facebook Live event to share information about restaurant workers’ rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will offer opening remarks. 
 
WHO:            U.S. Department of Labor One Fair Wage
 
WHAT:          Essential Workers, Essential Protections – Restaurant Workers Facebook                         Live  event
 
WHEN:          Monday, Sept. 20 3 to 4 p.m. EDT                     
                       
WHERE:       Register for the event
 
During this Facebook Live event, a live Spanish translation will be available by calling 202-693-6338 and entering 2026934171#.
For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the division, contact the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division.
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Media Contacts:
 
Edwin Nieves, 202-693-4655; nieves.edwin@dol.gov
Grant Vaught, 202-693-4672; vaught.grant.e@dol.gov
 
Release Number:  21-1669-NAT
 
 
U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The department’s Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).

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