LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Wage and Hour Division district office in Las Vegas and the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner signed a collaborative partnership to enhance and promote joint outreach, investigations and information sharing.Through the partnership, the division’s Las Vegas district office will cooperate with the Office of the Labor Commissioner on cases with jurisdictional overlap, specifically those involving wage theft. A Memorandum of Understanding will help both agencies effectively continue to work together on areas of mutual interest, including educating employees and employers about their rights and responsibilities under the law. “Our partnership with the Office of the Labor Commissioner will help promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of workers in Nevada,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Gene Ramos in Las Vegas. “This agreement will also encourage enhanced law enforcement and greater coordination between agencies.”The five-year agreement will also facilitate joint outreach presentations, cross-training for investigators and staff, and the referral of potential violations of each entity’s statutes.“The Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner looks forward to continuing its partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor in protecting Nevada’s workers, educating Nevada’s employers and ensuring fairness and compliance in our shared jurisdictions,” said Nevada Labor Commissioner Brett Harris. The Wage and Hour Division enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor regulations, workplace protections for nursing parents and other federal labor laws, such as the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Learn more about the laws enforced by the division or contact its toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Calls can be answered in over 200 languages, regardless of where you are from.Learn more about the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner.
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