The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has actively been pursuing claims of FLSA violations and has recovered $225 million in back wages for employees in 2011, which was a 28% increase from the previous year. Examples of violations, include:
In order to not find your company in a similar position as the companies above, it is critical to review Texas overtime laws and whether certain employees are or are not exempt. In order to make sure you are complying and to avoid an overtime lawsuit, you should consult with an experienced Austin employment and labor lawyer to review if you are in compliance. Unfortunately, misclassifying employees or failing to properly calculate overtime can be extremely costly for small businesses in terms of fines and lawsuits. For help, call the The Posey Law Firm, PC toll free at 888-269-1962 or locally at 512-646-0828 today.