BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Labor Department will offer a forum Thursday for employers, advocacy groups and community-based organizations.

The program will focus on department programs in fair labor standards, wages, health benefits, job safety, pension protection, record keeping, affirmative action and veterans' re-employment rights.

Regional administrators and program specialists from the department's various agencies will be available to answer questions.

The session is free and is set for 8 a.m.-noon at Baton Rouge Community College.