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Don’t gamble with DOL investigations

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If you think you’re going to breeze through a wage and hour investigation, think again. Department of Labor (DOL) investigations typically take three to six months and require your input 16 hours a week and 60 to 75 hours in total. Those sobering statistics came from Lori Brown, CPP, Director, Disbursements, CACI International, Inc. Brown gave attendees at the American Payroll Association’s 33rd Annual Congress, held earlier this year in Las Vegas, advice on how to cope with these events.

It’s all in the prep. The key, according to Brown, is knowing your internal systems, from time sheets, to general ledger, to net pay.

Problems: Your systems may not talk to each other and you may not talk to employees in other departments (whom she aptly called points of contact), either. Remedy that, Brown advised. Finally, she said that you should also get to know your company’s subject matter experts.

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