Hourly workers count on protections of labor laws

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2019 | Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) |

The Fair Labor Standards Act is meant to protect employees, so it is imperative that any employer that has employees who qualify for these protections ensures that the terms are complied with. The FLSA covers pay for these employees, which is a common source of contention with some individuals. Understanding what you are required to pay them is imperative, so you are able handle payroll properly and minimize the chance of litigation in the future.

Hourly employees must be paid for all the time they work. If they work more than 40 hours per pay week, they should receive overtime pay. When these employees don’t get the amount in their check that they were expecting, they may come to the human resources personnel to find out why. It is possible that mistakes will occur sometimes, but the company must rectify them immediately.

We understand that you want your employees to get what they are due and that you don’t have any intention of not paying them. When there are issues that arise due to payroll discrepancies, we are here to help you ascertain the options you have for rectifying the situation. This might be something as simple as writing a check for the missing pay, but some employees might push for more than that.

Your top priority is protecting your company, and we are here to work with you on that. We know the FLSA is rather complex, but not knowing points it includes isn’t an excuse for noncompliance. Taking the time to familiarize yourself with the points that apply to your company is beneficial, and we are here to help you with this. We will also work on your behalf if an employee makes a claim against your company based on the FMLA.