In this, our fourth installment in our series on the “Anatomy of a Department of Labor Audit,” we address both how to report audit results and how to resolve issues identified in the audit. How to Report Audit Results Normally, audit results are reported in both a written format and an oral…..
In our last blog post in this series on the “Anatomy of a DOL Audit,” we discussed tips for conducting an effective internal wage and hour audit. Now we consider some key issues to evaluate during that process. 1. Misclassification of exempt employees First, misclassification issues arise primarily out of an argument…..
In our last post we discussed the preliminary considerations an employer should take into account before conducting a wage and hour audit. Once the preliminary considerations have been addressed, it generally is advisable to develop a written information-gathering mechanism. In most cases, this mechanism will take the form of a…..
Under the Obama administration, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has become re-energized and is the most active it has been for many years. While the WHD still lacks a permanent administrator, Acting Wage and Hour Administrator Nancy Leppink has been in the…..