Why Audits and Assessments Should be
Top Priority for Employers
Avoiding fines and penalties: Failure to comply with wage and hour laws can result in significant fines and penalties imposed by government enforcement agencies. These fines can be substantial and can add up quickly if multiple violations are found. By investing in compliance training, employers can mitigate the risk of non-compliance and potential financial consequences.
Lawsuit prevention: Non-compliance with wage and hour laws can also lead to costly lawsuits by employees. Employees have the right to sue their employers for wage and hour violations, including unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and other related issues. Providing proper training to management and HR personnel helps reduce the likelihood of violations and minimizes the risk of facing litigation.
Improved employee relations: Offering wage and hour training demonstrates a commitment to fair employment practices and can enhance employee relations. When employees understand their rights and employers fulfill their obligations, it fosters a positive work environment and reduces the potential for grievances or disputes related to wage and hour issues.
We offer engaging and cost effective consulting and training services focusing on corporate compliance and wage and hour compliance.
Wage and Hour Audits Programs
We help employers ensure wage and hour compliance by offering the following services:
Training Programs - Live In-person, Virtual and On-Demand
Executive Coaching for Corporate Leadership and HR Teams
Pre and Post Training Assessments
Audit Existing Policy and Procedure
Create New Policy and Procedure
Wage and Hour Compliance Topics
Define guidelines for properly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt for overtime purposes, ensuring compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or other applicable labor laws.
Minimum Wage: Establish a policy that complies with the applicable minimum wage laws set by the government. Ensure that all employees receive at least the minimum wage for their jurisdiction.
Overtime Compensation: Define the rules for overtime work and provide guidelines on how overtime pay is calculated. Make sure employees are aware of any overtime eligibility and how compensation will be determined.
Payroll Practices: Clearly define the pay period, payday schedules, and methods of payment (e.g., direct deposit, check). Ensure that payroll practices adhere to legal requirements and are communicated to employees.
Deductions and Withholdings: Communicate policies regarding deductions and withholdings from employee wages, such as taxes, benefits contributions, and garnishments, in accordance with legal requirements.
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Wage and Hour Compliance Topics
Establish a policy for accurate record-keeping of employee work hours, breaks, and other relevant information. This includes maintaining time sheets, attendance records, and payroll data.
Timekeeping and Attendance: Establish a policy that complies with the applicable minimum wage laws set by the government. Ensure that all employees receive at least the minimum wage for their jurisdiction.
Reporting Time Pay: Establish guidelines for reporting time pay, which applies when an employee reports to work but is sent home early. Specify the minimum compensation employees will receive in such situations.
Meal and Rest Breaks: Set guidelines for meal and rest breaks, including their duration and frequency, to ensure compliance with labor laws. Communicate these policies clearly to employees.
Time Off Policies: Outline policies for vacation, sick leave, personal time, and other types of paid or unpaid leave. Clarify eligibility criteria, accrual methods, and the process for requesting and approving time off.
Use of Company Resources: Policies regarding the use of company resources, including computers, internet access, email, and equipment, define acceptable usage and specify any limitations or restrictions.
Take Action Today to Ensure the Protection of Your Company Tomorrow
Creating and maintaining corporate compliance trainings and policies is crucial for employers to ensure legal compliance, promote fairness, enhance employee satisfaction, attract and retain talent, facilitate audits and documentation and mitigate legal and financial risks.