The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) launched its Essential Workers – Essential Protections initiative to provide resources and offer information on common issues that employers and employees face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the DOL website, WHD’s initiative offers information on the federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, that provide critical worker protections regarding wages and hours worked and job-protected leave during the pandemic. Additionally, WHD is offering various training opportunities for workers and employers on these workplace protections through the Essential Workers – Essential Protections initiative.
The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. LWDA has established a site, California: COVID-19, to provide a centralized source of information for employers and employees in relation to COVID-19, including Employer Assistance and Obligations along with Support Services for Employees.