by KYW’s Brad Segall
The U.S. Labor Department has kicked off a nationwide campaign designed to let workers know they have a place to go if they feel they are being treated unfairly at work.
The “We Can Help” campaign is a national effort to inform this country’s most vulnerable and low-wage workers about their rights under federal law. Labor Department officials came to Norristown, for Pa. where there is a strong Latino workforce — a segment of the population that’s taken advantage of.
Labor Department investigator Natalie Martinez says many times the workers aren’t paid minimum wage or overtime:
“We have people who work a hundred hours in a week and are paid straight time for those hours. Employers have a lot of tricks to try to hide that employees actually worked overtime.”
For more information, visit: www.dol.gov/wecanhelp
Source: KYW News Radio 1600