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Every worker needs the right tools to do his or her job, and often a few simple adaptations can make a big difference in performance and productivity. Get ideas on reasonable accommodations:

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Imagine working as a drywall installer building houses as an employee one day, but the next day, while performing the same work for the same company, you’re told you are now considered an independent contractor. Unfortunately, this is happening too often to workers around the country, with devastating results both for them and the economy.

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As workers’ hours grow, so should their paychecks. A new rule on overtime pay will help ensure that millions of additional workers are fairly compensated for the hours they put in on the job. Learn what this update will mean for nearly 5 million workers and their families:

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Overtime regulations haven’t been meaningfully updated in decades. This hurts people like Paul Ebien-Pesa - a retail store manager who worked an average of 72 hours per week without #overtime pay, which meant that his actual hourly pay was less than most of the employees he supervised. Here's what we propose to do about it:

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Did you know that workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers? Make sure the young workers in your life know their rights when it comes to health and #safety.

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In 1957, Frank Kameny was fired for being gay. He spent the rest of his life fighting to ensure employees could serve openly and bring their whole selves to work. This week, we inducted him into the Labor Hall of Honor, paying tribute to Frank's legacy and our special way to ‪#‎ThankFrank‬ for his tireless efforts for a more inclusive workforce. 

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Are you subscribed to our weekly newsletter? If not, now is the perfect time to sign up -- we just reached our 300th issue and are celebrating with a whole new look! Check it out and let us know what you think:

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As the “Lead on Leave” tour wraps up, Secretary Perez has some exciting news to share on the progress we've made on paid leave. Tune in TODAY at 3 p.m. and don't forget to ask your questions using ‪#‎LeadOnLeave‬. Learn more: http://blog.dol.gov/2015/06/12/join-a-virtual-stop-on-the-lead-on-leave-tour/
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Today is World Day Against Child Labor. The International Labor Organization estimates that 168 million girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms. 

Here's how the department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is working to eliminate the worst forms of #ChildLabor: http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/
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