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Partnership Between Department of Labor, Workplace Justice Project Will Help Expand Outreach To New Orleans’ Low-Wage Workers

NEW ORLEANS —Partnership will improve information sharing, outreach to workers.

Who:       U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
Workplace Justice Project

What:      Memorandum of Understanding

When:     August 23, 2023 – 11 a.m. CDT

Where:   F. Edward Hebert Federal Building
600 South Maestri Place
4th Floor Training Room
New Orleans, LA 70130

Background: The Wage and Hour Division’s New Orleans District Office and the Workplace Justice Project, a  non-profit worker advocacy organization, signed a memorandum of understanding to improve both organizations’ effectiveness in providing critical services to low-wage workers. The memorandum establishes a partnership that will cross-train staff on how to identify labor violations and increase information sharing between the agencies to help prevent and respond to potential federal violations better. The initiative will also improve both agencies’ ability to educate workers on their labor rights and protections.

Quote: “In partnership with the Workplace Justice Project, the Wage and Hour Division can help expand our ability to protect the rights of low-wage workers,” explained Wage and Hour Division District Director Troy Mouton, in New Orleans. “Our agencies’ goals complement each other and create a unique opportunity to provide critical services to workers who need them most.”

Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Date: August 23, 2023
Release Number: 23-1844-DAL
Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
Phone Number: 972-850-4709

Media Contact:
 Chauntra Rideaux
Phone Number: 972-850-4710
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