DALLAS – U.S. Department of Labor agencies in the Southwest will host a two-day virtual event April 7-8, 2021, to provide guidance on federal requirements governing construction employment to construction employers, contractors and workers in the region. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will also participate.
The 2021 Virtual Construction Forum will focus on federal regulations governing employment in the construction industry to help the public, including employers, workers and advocates, understand critical worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic. This event will include discussions on the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, recent Executive Orders and Prevailing Wage Surveys. Presentations on workplace safety, employment benefits plans and federal contractor compliance will also be offered.
“The U.S. Department of Labor has strong relationships with other federal agencies, and we continue to work together to provide information and guidance that best serves our nation’s workers and businesses,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Betty Campbell in Dallas. “The 2021 Virtual Construction Forum will maximize the department’s impact and the corresponding benefits for businesses and workers as we continue to navigate the changing landscape of the workforce during the pandemic.”
See the forum’s agenda. The event will take place each day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT. Attendance is free, but the department recommends participants register for the seminar in advance.