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An updated look at Payroll Practices based on FLSA

Posted by Mike Bourgon on Sat, Sep 20, 2008

The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) imposes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, equal pay and child labor requirements on most employers.

Litigation and enforcement actions under the FLSA have grown dramatically in recent years, especially class actions.

Given these developments, I working on a paper that recommends that employers take affirmative steps to strengthen their “good faith” defense to potential FLSA claims.

While most employers do not intentionally violate this statute, many are unaware of its reach, especially in the areas of white collar exemptions, salary basis, and regular rate of pay.

Over the next week or so, I'll introduce various aspects of the paper prior to posting the entire piece.