|The Department of Labor oversees many important laws that affect our everyday lives. Here are a few of the most common questions my office receives that deal with this agency:
HOW CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT FEDERAL LAWS INVOLVING OVERTIME, WORK HOURS, AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT ISSUES?
The Fair Labor Standards Act regulates many aspect of how employees are paid in this country.
Read the Department of Labor's "Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act"
HOW DO I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT?
There are many misconceptions about the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. For example, in most cases you need to talk to your employer about it before you take time off. Also, the law affects all public employers, but only private employers who have 50 or more employees.
Read the Department of Labor's FMLA Fact Sheet
Department of Labor Website
HOW CAN CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR'S OFFICE HELP?
If you have an urgent need or can’t get the help you need from these resources, my office may be of assistance. However, I will need your written permission to help with most Department of Labor matters. Please click here for a printable version of the privacy authorization form and then fax or mail to the address listed on the form.
San Antonio Office
Rio Grande City Office