CapitolBeatOK Staff Report
Commissioner Mark Costello will deliver welcoming remarks on August 18 when members of the Interstate Labor Standards Association meet at the Cox Convention Center to discuss the issues and challenges associated with child labor law, worker misclassification, health and wage protection and prevailing wage law.
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb will join Commissioner Costello for the Opening Ceremonies where over 30 states will have representatives from their Labor Departments and for the second year Taiwan will be attending.
“We are honored that Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Department of Labor were chosen to host this special 50th Anniversary ILSA Conference.
Oklahoma City has transformed into such an amazing city over the past 10 years and we are excited to show it off,” said Commissioner Costello.
The Oklahoma Department of Labor has invited all legislators to the Opening Ceremonies on August 18 at 9:00 am at the Cox Convention Center. Those attending will be entertained by the Chickasaw Nation and will hear from US Department of Labor’s David Weil, as well as Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and Commissioner Costello. Weil is administrator of USDOL’s Wage & Hour Division.
ILSA is an organization composed of labor standards agency representatives from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and representatives of the U.S. Department of Labor. Representatives from countries around the world, such as Canada, Taiwan and Russia, attend and participate in our conferences and information exchanges. The mission of the organization is to encourage and assist in improving the administration of the laws and regulations by exchanging labor standards information among the members.
Commissioner Costello said, “We have put together a great 5 day conference and are excited about what new ideas we will come away with.”
The Interstate labor Standards Association 50th Anniversary Conference will begin August 17-22, 2014 and will be hosted at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center and Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.