Who: U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
Workplace Justice Project
What: Memorandum of Understanding
When: August 23, 2023
11 a.m. CDT
Where: F. Edward Hebert Federal Building
600 South Maestri Place
4th Floor Training Room
New Orleans, LA 70130
Workplace Justice Project Clinical Professor and Director, Luz Molina and U.S. Department of Labors’ Wage and Hour division District Director, Troy Mouton in New Orleans sign an agreement that will help expand protections for workers in New Orleans.
Background: The Wage and Hour Division’s New Orleans District Office and the Workplace Justice Project, a non-profit worker advocacy organization, signed a memorandum of understanding to improve both organizations’ effectiveness in providing critical services to low-wage workers. The memorandum establishes a partnership that will cross-train staff on how to identify labor violations and increase information sharing between the agencies to help prevent and respond to potential federal violations better. The initiative will also improve both agencies’ ability to educate workers on their labor rights and protections.
Quote: “In partnership with the Workplace Justice Project, the Wage and Hour Division can help expand our ability to protect the rights of low-wage workers,” explained Wage and Hour Division District Director Troy Mouton, in New Orleans. “Our agencies’ goals complement each other and create a unique opportunity to provide critical services to workers who need them most.”