Schaumburg Library Offers Workplace Rights Series in Spanish

A three-part online series in Spanish featuring topics on workplace rights will be held in April by the Schaumburg Township District Library. The programs are free, but require registration online at Those who register will receive a Zoom link for the programs, however they can also be live streamed at They will also be available in English on

The library is presenting this series in partnership with Centro de Informacion and Legal Aid Society - Metropolitan Family Services.

Coming up first in the "Know Your Rights in the Workplace" series is "Tienes Derecho a Pago Justo- Your Right to Fair Pay" from 6-7 p.m., Monday, April 5. Viewers will learn what they need to know regarding their rights to fair payment, including information about minimum wage, tipped wage and overtime. This presentation will also provide tools to help workers make sure they are receiving the pay they have been promised and to protect against wage theft.

The second program, "Salud y Seguridad en el Trabajo Durante COVID-19 - Health and Safety During COVID-19," will take place from 6-7 p.m., Monday, April 12. Topics will include workers' rights to a healthy and safe workplace, as well as the additional protections that should be afforded at work due to COVID-19. Topics will also cover whistleblower protections and legal remedies if someone has concerns about health or safety at work.

The final program in the series, "Explotacion laboral y trata de personas - Labor Exploitation and Trafficking," is scheduled from 6-7 p.m., Monday, April 19. Participants will learn that labor exploitation and human trafficking exists in the U.S. in a wide variety of industries, often hidden in plain sight. Topics will include the legal definitions, indicators, risk factors, and remedies for people who have been in this situation.

The Schaumburg Township District Library and its branches in Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park are now open to the public, with limited hours and capacity. Please go the for details or call the library at (847) 985-4000.

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