INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration will host representatives of the IRS, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to present a series of webinars for Indiana-area employers and human resources professionals on each agency’s continued response during the coronavirus pandemic.

Employers, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to join one of the “Essential Workers-Essential Protections: Indiana Virtual Conference” on either May 4, 11, 18 or 25. The seminars, which will offer identical presentations, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT. Attendance is free but advance registration is required. The events will also include time for questions and answers.

Wage and Hour Division representatives will provide an overview on critical workplace protections and the rights of essential workers who are keeping the country moving forward during the pandemic.

OSHA will provide information on workplace safety and health compliance with an emphasis on OSHA’s coronavirus response.

The IRS will provide information about tax credits under the Employee Retention Credit, Paid Sick Leave, and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for child care. These programs offer a credit on employment taxes to business owners that participate.

The SBA will provide a guide on relief efforts to help small businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations and entrepreneurs recover and grow.

The EEOC will provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and EEOC coronavirus resources.

Register for the Essential Workers-Essential Protections: Indiana Virtual Conference.

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