Numerous state and federal agencies enforce labor and employment laws. These agencies include the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security, along with a variety of state and local agencies. Your company's future may depend on your ability to understand these agencies' roles and the rules they are charged with following and enforcing.Be Prepared for the day the Government Shows up at the Door of Your Business
In case a government agent arrives at your workplace, shows a badge and demands to be allowed to enter the premises, remember that the U.S. Constitution protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. The government agent must have a warrant, probable cause or consent from the owner.
If you confer regularly with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, you can be prepared for such a day. For one thing, you will be more likely to be in compliance with fair labor standards, with nothing to fear. At the same time, you can be ready to draw the line and assert your legal rights. From our law offices in Dallas, labor regulations attorneys work with numerous business owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on an ongoing, preventive basis. We are also on call for our clients in case of unexpected government audits. These business owners know that they can call on us anytime for advice. They are also armed with knowledge of when it is perfectly lawful to stand firm in the presence of an inspector.
Your first meeting with a government agent can help ensure a successful audit — or it may set the scene for serious trouble. Key Harrington Barnes PC employment and labor attorneys help clients prepare to walk the fine line and make the right decisions.Preparation Counts
Waiting for the day when a government inspector arrives is unnecessarily risky. Our Dallas labor attorneys adeptly lead businesses through self-audits in areas of potential exposure. Awareness allows a vigilant employer to correct problems long before an audit. Our efficient, cost-effective solutions help business owners and managers prepare smartly for an audit. With such tools as an emergency notebook for on-site managers, including questions to ask, phone numbers and preprinted form documents to present to the auditor depending upon the circumstances. Our labor attorneys can train managers on how to effectively deal with government officials, and we can assist you in conducting proactive self-audits to evaluate your compliance and help you correct any policies and practices when appropriate.Dallas Governmental Relations Attorneys
For counsel or representation in response to an investigation or audit by any government agency such as WHD, OSHA, EEOC, OFCCP, DHS, TWC or NLRB, our Texas labor lawyers are on call at all hours. You might be surprised to know how much cost and disruption to your business a five-minute conversation with a lawyer could prevent.Contact Us Today
Schedule a confidential consultation to learn how an experienced labor law attorney can help you resolve your concerns or audit involving government relations. Contact us at (214) 615-7925.
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