Safeguarding the Rights of Employees during the Super Bowl Event

The Super Bowl is a massive event that requires a tremendous amount of effort to organize. From securing the stadium and managing logistics to planning entertainment and coordinating with media, there are countless tasks that must be completed to make the event a success. However, amidst all the excitement and anticipation, it is important to recognize the often-overlooked workers who play a crucial role in making the Super Bowl possible.

These workers include stadium staff, hotel and casino personnel, restaurant and bar staff, transportation workers, retail employees, caterers, and thousands of temporary workers. Unfortunately, many of these low-wage workers are at risk of labor violations such as wage theft, labor trafficking, and illegal child labor.

To combat these issues, the Wage and Hour Division is working diligently to protect workers in low-wage industries. As the Super Bowl approaches in Las Vegas, we are on high alert for any signs of worker exploitation, including withheld wage payments, tips, or overtime, as well as illegal deductions from wages and restrictions on movement or communication.

We are committed to partnering with anti-trafficking organizations and law enforcement agencies to uphold worker protections. In previous Super Bowls, we have engaged in outreach activities, enforcement efforts, and social media campaigns to raise awareness of workers’ rights. Last year, we collaborated with various agencies and organizations to ensure the rights of workers associated with the Super Bowl were protected.

In Las Vegas, we will continue to safeguard worker protections before, during, and after the Super Bowl. We recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner to strengthen our cooperation in combating wage theft and educating employees and employers on their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Our Las Vegas office is also collaborating with the It’s a Penalty campaign to prevent abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking at the Super Bowl.

Fans and workers in the Las Vegas area can help us protect workers’ rights by reporting any violations and spreading awareness. If you suspect any violations of minimum wage, overtime, or child labor laws, you can report them confidentially at 1-866-4-US-WAGE (487-9243) or on our website. If you suspect human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. Together, we can ensure that workers’ rights are protected during this exciting event. 

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