The Fair Labor Standards Act is important for employers and employees alike. The standards that they set protect everyone who is involved, so it is imperative that these laws are complied with. It is possible for employees to file a complaint against the employer, which can open the employer up for legal action against it.
We know that these matters might be fully fabricated by employees who are unhappy with their job. This is a tough spot to be in, but you have to do your best to address the issue in a lawful manner so that there won’t be any further legal issues with the person. There might be an investigation into the matter by the appropriate authorities, so you should try to be prepared to handle this.
There are often small things that you will have to review when you are setting employment guidelines and procedures. These have to do with things like the hours that are worked per shift. Overtime pay is something that you can’t skirt around, so if you are going to need to avoid overtime payments, you must ensure that you don’t try to schedule employees too close to the time that will push them into that category.
If you do find out that an employee is alleging that you violated the FLSA, you need to take swift action. This can help minimize the damage that is coming from the lawsuit. We can help you manage this matter so that you can focus on running your company, which must be a priority for you no matter what else is going on.