Labor To Be Fair: Navigating the FLSA
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can be complicated and daunting. Nonetheless, it underpins how we run our businesses and is critical to uphold. During this session, learn about common violations and what you can do to avoid them. We’ll also deep dive into the youth employment provisions and how they are designed to protect young workers.
In 2006, Lucy Garcia joined the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division as an Investigator in the New Orleans District Office and currently serves as the Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist in the Houston District Office. Ms. Garcia has a broad base of Wage and Hour experience by conducting investigations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Government Contracts labor standards statutes, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and additional enforcement under The Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Ms. Garcia has received numerous Worker Protection Awards from the Secretary of Labor and has conducted over 1000 outreach events to proactively engage employers, employees and communities to ensure they are aware of the resources available to assist them in understanding their rights and responsibilities under the law enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.