Wage-Hour Laws Create Risks

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Federal investigators with the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) routinely look for companies and organizations with illegal pay practices.

The WHD enforces the federal minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, child labor and other requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. When investigators uncover violations, employers must pay back wages, as well as penalties.

It’s a good time for employers to ensure they are in compliance with the complex Fair Labor Standards Act. Here are 14 ways employers can get tripped up by wage-and-hour violations.

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