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How To Handle A Wage And Hour Division (WHD) Investigation Of FLSA Record-Keeping Practices

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Is your company prepared should an investigator from the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) come knocking on your door? Maintaining pristine records under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) isn’t enough. PLA went to an expert in the field, Morris Jennings, to help employers get better prepared and avoid blunders. Jennings, an Austin-based wage and hour consultant (www.flsafmla.com), is a former investigator for the WHD.

 

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"Investigators are expected to uncover any violations that are substantial, but they do not look under every rock," said Jennings. "Investigators are particularly inquisitive about exemption classifications, overtime pay calculations, time records, and dubious contractor determinations." Employers should ensure that:

  • any claimed exemptions are valid,

  • the overtime calculation methodology is proper,

  • contractors are not actually employees under WHD rules, and

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