RALEIGH, NC – The U.S. Department of Labor encourages construction companies and contractors in the Southeast that hold federal contracts or have an interest in obtaining one to take advantage of an upcoming educational webinar on Tuesday, June 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Representatives from the department’s Wage and Hour Division and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will discuss basic requirements and compliance issues related to the Davis Bacon and Related Acts, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, and equal employment opportunity concerns.

“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to protecting the workplace rights of workers,” said Wage and Hour Division Southeast Regional Administrator Juan Coria in Atlanta. “This event is an excellent opportunity for employees, employers, trade organizations, and other stakeholders to learn about the requirements and responsibilities associated with performance on federal contracts. Our education and enforcement work in this area protects workers’ wages, and levels the playing field for contractors.”

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register to attend the webinar.

The division’s Southeast region covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The division invites stakeholders from throughout the region to participate.

For information on other laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor, contact the Wage and Hour Division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, or reach out to your nearest Wage and Hour Division office for information about labor laws affecting your workplace.

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