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Federal labor officials offer training for employers

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 17:02:45-04

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will hold a compliance seminar at SLCC in Lafayette.

The seminar will be held July 26 from 8 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

It's aimed at area employers, company managers, agents, human resources professionals, and other interested parties who want to hear from, and speak directly with representatives from federal and state agencies and other stakeholders that support key workplace issues regarding H-2A and H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program.

The seminar offers a one-stop training opportunity for attendees to better understand H-2A [dol.gov] and H-2B [dol.gov] worker visa programs, including wages, recordkeeping, safety and health, housing and transportation, and worksite enforcement. In addition to Wage and Hour Division officials, representatives are scheduled to attend from the Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration; [osha.gov] the U.S. Department of Justice’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section [justice.gov]; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Worksite Enforcement [ice.gov]; the Louisiana Workforce Commission [laworks.net]; the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation [lafarmbureau.org]; the American Sugar Cane League of the U.S.A [amscl.org]; and from South Louisiana Community College. [solacc.edu]

The event is part of WHD’s ongoing effort to increase awareness and enhanced compliance with work-visa program requirements. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online here.