Wage & Hour Audits
If a wage and hour audit is in the cards for your Texas business, you can expect contact from a government agency:
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (WHD)
- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Contact may come in the form of a letter or a notification from a court. OSHA and the Wage and Hour Division are subagencies of the Department of Labor (DOL). An investigation initiated by the DOL may mean that men or women with clipboards will arrive with badges displayed and request permission to enter and begin an audit. In the process, they may neglect to inform owners or managers of their rights under the U.S. Constitution. They may undertake an unreasonable search and seizure operation.
Sometimes an employer does need to comply with a government agent's request — but this decision should be made knowledgeably and consciously rather than under pressure or duress. That's where our lawyers' ongoing relationships with business owner clients bear fruit. Our attorneys are prepared to take calls and come to our clients' aid at any hour of the day or night, in any location: our office, your office, your oil derrick or any logical place. We take seriously our responsibilities as legal "firemen."Representing Employers in Audits and Investigations
We invite you to schedule a confidential consultation regarding how we can help with your Texas wage and hour audits. Attorneys of Key Harrington Barnes PC can provide immediate guidance. Call us at (214) 615-7925 or fill out our intake form, and we will contact you.