IRLE and the US Department of Labor Co-Sponsor the 75th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Fair Labor Standards ActOn November 15, 2013, IRLE and the Wage and Hours Division of the US Department of Labor co-sponsored a gala event in recognition of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The event was held at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC.  The event brought together leading commentators on the importance of FLSA, and a lively discussion was held.

The event’s web site provides the following description, along with links to a livestream video.



75 Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Friday November 15, 2013, 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Auditorium
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Join researchers, policy experts, advocates, and workers to discuss the past, present, and future of the FLSA, the American economy, and worker protections. We will explore what it means to have a good job that provides economic security, the changing nature of the employer-worker relationship, and trends in paid leave policy.

This event is a collaboration with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

Advocating for Good Jobs

Event Agenda

Melvina Ford, Senior Policy Advisor, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work
Christine L. Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Center
Kim Bobo, Executive Director, Interfaith Worker Justice
Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Center United
Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs with Justice & Executive Director, American Rights at Work
Closing Remarks
Demetra Nightingale, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

Mary Kay Henry, President, Service Employees International Union

» Read the event program PDF
» FSLA event website