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Know the contents of the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a group of regulations that govern how employers treat employees. The ones related to pay are often cited, so it is imperative that employers know what's contained in the FLSA. This enables them to take the necessary steps to reduce the chance that they will face litigation for violations.

It is imperative that you keep accurate records for employee hours. The hours they work per week can determine how much they should make per hour. One provision in the FLSA is that employees who work more than 40 hours per workweek are supposed to receive 1.5 times their normal salary for every hour over that amount. The FLSA also covers situations involving tips and host of other pay related issues.

Employees need to know that they can count on their employers to pay them their due wages. When an employer fails to do this or when an employee thinks the employer is doing this, they might choose to take legal action. This gives them a chance to recover the money that they should have earned.

When you do have an employee who claims you didn't pay them what they were due, your company's reputation can suffer. We are here to help you to find out what options you have for addressing the situation. You have thought about the public's perception of your company, as well as how you can protect the company from here on out. This isn't always an easy balance, but we are here to help you determine your next steps in handling the matter.

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