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US Department of Labor invites federal construction industry contractors, workers, other stakeholders to online forum on wage compliance, other issues

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

WHAT:          Construction and Government Contracting Forum

WHEN:         May 17 and 18, 2022

                     9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT

WHERE:      Online event

Attendance is free, but registration is required. An event link will be provided after registration.

Background: Organized by the Wage and Hour Division in Dallas, the forum will include a panel discussion on compliance with federal laws governing wages and other workplace issues. The discussion will include representatives of the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, OSHA, Employee Benefits and Security Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Women’s Bureau. Also attending will be representatives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Small Business Administration and the IRS.

Following the discussion, agency representatives will make presentations, ranging from 30 to 90 minutes.

Quote: “The U.S. Department of Labor is determined to offer educational tools and training to construction industry employers and federal contractors and their employees through virtual outreach events,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Betty Campbell in Dallas. “We encourage all employers to review federal labor laws, use the tools the department offers and contact us for more information.”