U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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The Department of Labor oversees many important laws that affect our everyday lives.

Commonly Asked Department of Labor Questions

How can I get information about federal laws involving overtime, work hours, and other employment issues?

The Fair Labor Standards Act regulates many aspect of how employees are paid in this country. Read the Department of Labor's "Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act"

How do I take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act?

There are many misconceptions about the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. For example, in most cases you need to talk to your employer about it before you take time off. Also, the law affects all public employers, but only private employers who have 50 or more employees. Read the Department of Labor's FMLA Fact Sheet

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In order to open a case on your behalf , I need a signed letter or privacy authorization form from you, giving permission to look into your case. Due to the Privacy Act of 1974, no inquiries can be made without such written consent. As such, an e-mail will not suffice as a release. A written signature must be given.

For all Department of Labor issues, please download and fill out the privacy authorization form and mail or fax it to Danielle Henry in my Boulder office.

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  • Polis calls on Members of Congress to disclose cryptocurrency holdings

    February 07, 2018

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., authored a letter to the House Committee on Ethics asking the committee to formally require Members of Congress to disclose virtual currency holdings. Because virtual currencies are a relatively new type of asset, the House...

  • Polis statement on another short-term government funding bill

    February 06, 2018

    Washington, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after the House of Representatives approved another short-term, stop-gap budget: "Once again, Congress is punting its responsibilities. Once again, we are at risk of a shutdown in an...

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