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NLRB Region 16-Fort Worth Presenting at U.S. Department of Labor Online Forum on Workplace Compliance within the Construction Industry

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On May 2 and 3, 2023, Region 16-Fort Worth of the National Labor Relations Board Regional Director Timothy L. Watson will participate in an online forum for employers, contractors, workers, and other stakeholders on workplace compliance issues hosted by the Dallas office of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

The 2023 Virtual DOL Forum – Partnering to Build Sustainable Compliance will focus on construction industry employers’ compliance with federal labor laws. The conference includes panel discussions on compliance with federal laws governing employees’ right to organize a union and engage in protected concerted activity, misclassification of independent contractors, protecting women’s roles in the construction industry, and youth employment safety.

The forum will feature multiple representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor, representatives from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Small Business Administration.

On May 2, Region-16 Director, Timothy Watson, will be featured in a panel discussion on combating misclassification in the workplace starting at 9:15 am CT, a panel at 1pm CT on protecting women’s roles in construction, and a presentation at 3pm CT on workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

The forum will start at 9:30am CT on Microsoft Teams and is open to the public. Attendance is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

If you are interested in joining the forum, please register here.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year. Region 16 serves areas in Arkansas and Texas from its Regional Office in Fort Worth and its Resident Offices in San Antonio and Houston.