Rising fuel and insurance costs. A slowdown in the economy.
Increased competition. The day-to-day tasks of attracting customers
and servicing their needs. With all your responsibilities, it is
little wonder certain nuances of employment law sometimes slip
through the cracks. But this does not have to be the
case—many violations can be avoided with a little
forethought. What follows is advice for avoiding 10 of the most
common mistakes employers make regarding their employment
1. Questionable wage and hour practices
Class-action lawsuits related to wage and hour violations now
outpace lawsuits involving employment discrimination claims. This
trend has been fueled by recent changes to federal overtime
regulations and state wage and hour laws, resulting in a dizzying
number of costly wage actions for employers.
Employees (and their lawyers) are becoming increasingly aware of
their rights under applicable federal and state wage and hour laws
and suing to ensure they are paid properly. Such suits are
particularly costly because many employers are ill-equipped to
disprove an employee's claim and the law requires employers to foot
the bill for any successful...
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