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What Employers Need to Know About Wage and Hour Litigation

As an employer, one of the biggest threats to your business is a class action lawsuit for wage and hour violations. These allegations may arise because federal laws regarding workplace wage and hours are ever-changing. If you fail to stay on top of your requirements and it affects your workers as a result, you may find yourself entangled in a wage and hour lawsuit. To prevent these allegations from ruining your business, consider the following key things an employer must know about wage and hour litigation.

What are Wage and Hour Lawsuits?

Wage and hour class-action lawsuits are suits that are collectively brought against an employer because of similar grievances regarding wage or overtime pay. Regardless of race, age, or immigration status, all employees are considered persons in a class suit. These claims commonly occur when employees feel they are receiving substandard or unjust treatment in their workplace. For example, if an employer fails to pay their workers properly or they violate labor laws in their business, all employees have the right to file a claim.

Commonly Made Claims in Wage and Hour Lawsuits

Common claims that are brought against the employer in a wage and hour lawsuit include:

  • Failure to pay employees for overtime work
  • Failure to give adequate breaks to employees
  • Failure to pay employees at least minimum wage
  • Failure to pay employees when they work off the clock
How to Avoid Wage and Hour Lawsuits

If you are an employer, a wage and hour lawsuit can be a major cause of concern. To avoid a wage and hour class-action lawsuit from taking place, you can take these steps to protect your business and workers:

  • Keep detailed records of your employees. You should have their personal information, hours worked, earnings, additions, and deductions all on file.
  • Pay your employees when you are supposed to. Make sure you stay on top of your deadlines and do not delay paying your employees their full wages.
  • Audit job descriptions, employee handbooks, and business policies frequently so you always know exactly what is going on in the workplace. You do not want to get lenient on yourself when it comes to labor and wage laws. Of all people in the workplace, you have the responsibility to stay the most informed on these matters.
Searching for a Wage and Hour Disputes Lawyer?

If a wage and hour suit has been brought against you, you will need to enlist in the help of a highly skilled and experienced lawyer to defend your name. This type of suit can have a devastating impact on your business, which is why you must contact an attorney as soon as possible. Here at SAC Attorneys LLP, our team is well prepared to defend your name and protect your business. Our unique strategies and approaches to wage and hour litigation drives our success by setting us apart from other firms. To schedule a free consultation with us today, please do not hesitate to give our office a call at (386) 755-1977.

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