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Top Ways in Which Employers Run Afoul of the FLSA

Knowledge is power. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Well-worn adages such as these tend to express self-evident wisdom in terms of employers' compliance with employment laws. A checklist for your business can help your business avoid legal challenges in areas such as wage and hour laws. Preventing or remedying violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires an understanding of the law's provisions and those provisions pertain to your specific business.

Steer Clear of Typical Traps

Key Harrington Barnes PC helps employers steer clear of allegations of violations as well as address allegations that occur. Talk to a lawyer at our firm to ensure that your company does not commit one of these common infractions:

  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Failure to pay overtime when it is called for
  • Failure to classify employees correctly as exempt or nonexempt
  • Failure to compensate employees for time needed to put on and take off uniforms or safety equipment (donning and doffing)
  • Failure to manage tips and tip pools correctly for employees who receive tips (such as waiters, waitresses, bellhops and hair stylists)

Careless procedures and lack of vigilance are primary causes of wage and hour claims. Our employment law attorneys are prepared to help prevent a government-led wage and hour audit for your company. We can guide your business through a self-audit and develop action plans for correcting practices that may lead to complaints, investigations or litigation.

Contact a Dallas Employment Lawyer Serving Employers in Areas Such as Wage and Hour Law Compliance

Schedule a confidential consultation with a lawyer in our law offices. Call (214) 615-7925 or submit an intake form through this website to request a meeting with one of our Texas employment lawyers.

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