Labor Department Partners With ABA in Lawyer Referral Program

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The United States Department of Labor will institute a toll free number for workers who believe that their employers are violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In a typical year, more than 35,000 workers contact the Wage and Hour Division with complaints, according to the Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs. Most are resolved, but thousands can't be resolved because of limited capacity.   Beginning on Dec. 13, 2010 workers with unresolved complaints under the FLSA or FMLA will get a letter from the Labor Department explaining their rights and offering a toll-free number that will link them to a lawyer referral program in their geographic area managed by the American Bar Association.  Read EANJ Newsroom article.