The DOL’s “Essential Worker, Essential Protection” Initiative


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued guidance for employers and employees navigating new and unexpected workplace challenges. The “Essential Worker, Essential Protection” initiative is the WHD’s latest action. As part of the initiative, WHD has taken the following actions:

WHD states that it will continue to release additional resources, including multilingual communications and notices.