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Ted Hollis Offers Insight on FLSA Wage Compliance in SHRM Article About Proposed New Legislation

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Quarles & Brady partner Ted Hollis, an Indianapolis-based member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, was quoted in a SHRM article about new legislation being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would increase penalties for employers who violate wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Specifically, Hollis shared his perspective on the approach employers should take under the existing law. An excerpt:

"Ensuring compliance with wage and hour laws should be a top priority for every HR department, as the potential penalties for violations can escalate rapidly" under the present law, said Ted Hollis, an Indianapolis-based labor and employment partner at Quarles & Brady.

FLSA class actions can multiply damages exponentially in cases of a violation, he said, and state wage and hour laws often add additional penalties.

"Being attentive to wage and hour compliance up front can save a company from a host of these woes later," Hollis advised.


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