Labor Department Renews Workplace Rights Agreements with Latin American Countries

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was joined by ambassadors of Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica for the signing ceremony.

The U.S. Department of Laborhas renewed partnership agreements with ambassadors representing the countries of Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, according to a news release.

OSHA and the Wage and Hour Division will continue to collaborate with embassies and consulates to provide information about U.S. labor laws governing safety, health, wages, and working hours to workers from these countries, including those under H-2A and H-2B visas working in the United States.

"All workers have a right to a safe workplace and fair payment of wages," said Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "Today's ceremony reaffirms our shared commitment to making sure that workers from these nations are able to exercise their rights."

"The renewal of the Letters of Arrangement with the Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reaffirms Mexico's strategic partnership with the Department of Labor for the promotion of a better understanding of labor laws and the well-being of Mexican workers in this country," said Ambassador of Mexico to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora.

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