Top 10 FLSA Mistake

| April 1, 2015

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Lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continue to dominate federal court dockets. According to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the division recovered more than $240 million from employers on behalf of more than 270,000 workers during ¬scal year 2014. Given the high cost of an FLSA lawsuit or a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation, it is critically important for employers to “get it right.” Many times, the issues that lead to FLSA lawsuits are unintended violations of the law. To assist employers in avoiding these costly mistakes, this article will explore 10 FLSA mistakes that are often litigated in federal law.

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