Ted Hollis Authors Article for World at Work Offering Tips to Employers on Wage and Hour Compliance
Labor & Employment partner Ted Hollis, based in the Quarles & Brady Indianapolis office, shared tips to help employers avoid common pitfalls when it comes to compliance with wage and hour laws in an article he wrote for World at Work.
In the article, Hollis focused on five areas human resources professionals should focus on: misclassification of exempt employees, improper dedications from an exempt employee’s salary, employee breaks, rounding time worked and regular rate calculation errors. An excerpt from the article:
Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden said that “champions are brilliant at the basics.” The savvy HR professional knows that assuring compliance with wage and hour law will make a company a champion at avoiding potentially enormous damages.
While the volume of wage and hour laws and regulations is substantial and the opportunities for inadvertent violations are many, experience shows that most wage and hour litigation claims focus on a few specific areas that frequently trip up employers of all sizes. By paying attention to the fundamentals in these basic areas, an employer can greatly reduce its potential exposure.