“Do as we say not as we do.” This could be the new DOL message when penalizing employers across the country. It seems the DOL is also guilty of “doing it wrong”. This overtime pay dispute with about 3000 DOL employees is only the tip of the iceberg. Read on…
So, did you love how the DOL has not included this particular case on their official website – where they discuss wage and hour enforcement cases? Hmm. How interesting. In any case, the message for us should be: DO IT RIGHT. Even though I am sure this is somewhat of an embarrassing faux pas, it is good to know that NO ONE is exempt from obeying the Wage and Hour laws.
What are you doing to Audit-Secure© your business? Have you started to review your job descriptions, actual duties and salary you pay to “overtime-exempt” workers? How about lunches at the desk or off-the-clock work? Are you doing it right? If you are not sure, checkout our HelpDesk Compliance Tool-Kits. We can put Help on your Desk, so you can Be Audit-Secure!
Until Next Time, Be Audit-Secure!