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FLSA Take-Away

“We will not rest until the (FLSA) is followed by every employer, and each worker is treated and compensated fairly.”

– U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announcing a 33% staffing increase in investigators.

A BusinessWeek report says Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits have “exploded nationwide,” and that “because wage-and-hour laws have been so widely violated, undetonated land mines remain buried in countless companies.”

Don’t make these pay-related mistakes!

  1. Wrongly classifying employees as exempt versus overtime,
  2. Paying hourly employees incorrectly for their travel time,
  3. Failing to retain payroll records for the right amount of time,
  4. Improperly paying staff when you closed the office during that last snow storm, or
  5. Violating the “rounding law”.

All it takes is one employee filing one complaint.

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