How to avoid FLSA Lawsuit
FLSA is a federal law that defines not only the 40-hour workweek but also establishes the overtime wage requirements, minimum wage, and child labor standards. Hour and wage laws are complex and compliance is often an issue. Although a company may have policies and systems in place, a supervisor or a manager can put the organization at risk for unpaid wages, if they are not familiar with the requirements of the FLSA. There can be vagueness as to what time is compensable. For instance, does an employee need to be paid for traveling to work? When does a workday start and end? Determining when a worker is “off the clock”; is not as easy-peasy as many employers may think. The use of common sense and doing what “seems right” most times leads to the hour and wage violations. Here are some of the ways which you can avoid FLSA lawsuit.