Employer Tips For Avoiding Wage and Hour Law Violations
New York Wage and Hour Claim Avoidance
Wage and hour laws are complex. Even employers with the best intentions can find themselves in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York wage and hour laws. It is not surprising that wage and hour violations are one of the most frequent employment law claims filed.
Mistakes are commonly made by management employees who are not familiar with wage and hour laws and who may think they are benefiting the company. Educating your employees and creating a culture focused on compliance can help your company avoid the pitfalls of wage and hour law violations.
Leeds Brown Law, P.C., has represented numerous employers in wage and hour compliance, as well as litigation or mediation involving FLSA claims and wage and hour law violations. We have helped many companies avoid costly litigation and have provided an aggressive defense for companies involved in an overtime violation or wage and hour law violation claim.
Some Tips for Avoiding Wage and Hour Law Violations
- Have a written policy regarding wage and hour laws, including tracking time, breaks and paying overtime.
- Make sure managers and supervisors understand the policy and avoid having their employees perform “off-the-clock” work.
- Establish and encourage employees to utilize a complaint process that will allow an internal investigation for any complaints regarding alleged overtime violations.
- Get acknowledgment and confirmation that time is recorded correctly, and have your employees sign any corrections to the time-reporting document.
- Seek counsel and advice from an experienced attorney to ensure your policies are current, that you have properly classified your employees as exempt or nonexempt, that you have the proper pay structure in place and that overtime calculations are accurate.
Wage and Hour Issues You May Want to Examine and Discuss with an Experienced Overtime Violations Attorney
At Leeds Brown Law, P.C., our lawyers represent small and large business owners and employers throughout Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area, as well as from other parts of the nation, in wage and hour claims. We also provide counsel on the following issues:
- Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees
- Job Duties
- Salary Amount
- Hourly vs. Salaried and 1099 Employees
- Calculating Hours Worked
- Travel Time
- Comp Time
- Tip Employees
We believe that our knowledge of FLSA and wage and hour laws and the extensive experience we have in dealing with employment law issues are invaluable assets. Contact us today to discover how we can help you.