U.S. DOL Wage and Hour: Don’t Become an Example
DON’T BECOME AN EXAMPLE!
The Society of Human Resources Management indicates the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Department is becoming much more hostile towards employers with regard to wage and hour complaints.
Staffing has grown 50 percent since 2008 and in their 2013 budget request the have asked for additional personnel. Also of interest is the practice of setting penalties for first time violations rather than for second or third violations.
- Construction, especially residential construction.
- Hospitality, specifically food and beverage
- Home health care
- Child care
- Meat/poultry processing
- Staffing companies
- Corporate [aren’t/subsidiary
- Gentlemen’s Clubs
Positions designated as professional exempt, administrative exempt and sales exempt are the most scrutinized positions.
Time keeping practices are also being reviewed. Finally the practice of allowing non-exempt employees to arrive at their duty station prior to starting time, or eating lunches at their duty stations is another area which may cause employers to be targeted by the Wage and Hour Department.
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