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

What:             Fair Labor Standards Act webinar for hotel industry employers, workers

When:            May 11, 2023, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT  

Where:           Online webinar, registration is required.

Background: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will mark the 40th anniversary of National Travel and Tourism Week by offering a webinar on federal regulations governing workers’ wages and benefits and employers’ responsibilities for those in hotels, motels and hospitality staffing agencies in the Southeast. The event will provide information on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions.

In fiscal year 2022, the division resolved more than 500 cases related to hotel and motel operators in the U.S. and recovered more than $4.6 million in back wages for more than 3,000 workers.

Quote: “Traditionally, people in the hospitality industry work long hours doing hard jobs and they must be paid fully for all the hours they work,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Juan Coria in Atlanta. “They provide critical labor that allows industry employers to be profitable and enable guests to enjoy their accommodations. We’ve designed this webinar to meet the tourism industry’s unique needs in the hope that we can educate industry leaders and employers — including staffing agencies — on their legal responsibilities, and also help workers understand how we safeguard their wages and benefits.”

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