DOL Launches Families First Coronavirus Response Act Public Awareness Campaign

PSAs Will Promote Workers’ Rights to Paid Sick Leave, Safe Workplaces, and Lawful Pay

The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently announced the launch of a far-reaching public awareness campaign to remind workers that the agency is committed to ensuring their workplace rights during the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure that employers know their responsibilities. These new announcements are WHD’s latest efforts to educate American workers and help employers provide the benefits and protections required by law as the coronavirus pandemic evolves. WHD has published extensive guidance for workers during this crisis, such as online videos, digital compliance assistance toolkits, and an ongoing invitation to make confidential calls to speak directly with trained professionals in local WHD offices. AGC continues efforts to educate Congress on the multitude of issues contractors face when navigating these new mandates.