Wage & Hour Audit Attorneys Based in Miami-Dade County
Both federal and state law control wages paid and hours worked. Even with the best of intentions, employers have difficulty navigating the many laws and regulations and unfortunately, the penalties are significant. For example, an employee may be able to recover all back pay which is the difference between what was actually paid and what is owed. Additionally, an employee may recover liquidated (or double) damages for all unpaid wages for a two-year period (or up to a three-year period if a jury determines that an employer willfully violated the law).
In order to ensure compliance with applicable laws, contact the experienced wage and hour lawyers at BT Law Group who can conduct a comprehensive and cost-effective review of your company’s pay practices, time records, pay plans, commission structures, expense reimbursement practices, payroll deductions, tip practices, and employee classifications (for example, exempt versus non-exempt, employee versus independent contractor, employee versus interns, etc.).
There are several reasons to conduct a wage and hour audit: (1) to avoid litigation or investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor or Florida Department of Revenue; (2) to identify potential sources of exposure; and (3) a properly conducted investigation may be used as a “good faith” defense to an award of liquidated damages. Plus, wage and hour audits allow employers to better understand their obligations under statutes like the Fair Labor Standards Act and resolve any potential violations under the cover of the attorney/client privilege.
Contact an experienced wage and hour attorney at BT Law Group for a consultation.