Wage and hour compliance has become a critical issue for employers. Recent class action settlements and decisions have demonstrated employer vulnerability in this area. Multi plaintiff wage and hour lawsuits pose a significant employment litigation threat to businesses operating in the US today and can result in extremely large payouts of back wages, penalties, interest and attorneys’ fees.
The Harris Beach Labor and Employment Practice Group has the depth and breadth of experience to provide counsel on complex and evolving federal and state wage and hour compliance issues. We regularly advise clients on matters relating to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), New York State Labor Law, and corresponding regulations and wage orders. We are frequently called upon to draft pay policies, discuss practices, train managers on compliance issues, perform compliance and classification audits, provide advice and recommendations during ongoing government agency-initiated investigations, and defend related individual and class action litigation wage and hour suits.