In connection with the launch of our new Wage & Hour Audit Task Force, we are offering clients and friends of the firm free access to up-to-the-minute information and thought leadership on wage & hour audits and assessments.

To join the initial webinar, scheduled for May 16, please click here.

To receive weekly practical tips on compliance issues that often come up in wage & hour audits and how to address them, please click here.

Wage & hour suits are on a meteoric rise. To help employers combat the onslaught of litigation, DOL investigations and enforcement actions, and tamp down the corresponding issues of decreased employee morale, business disruption and negative public relations, Seyfarth Shaw’s Wage & Hour Audit Task Force is taking the assessment process to the next level. Starting with model processes, model documents and proprietary technology, we can create a customized, cost-sensitive assessments that best fit our clients’ business needs and industry risks. Please click here to learn more.

As a preview, we invite you to join us for a special introductory webinar on May 16.  Blending identification of current “hot topics” in wage and hour law with substantive analysis of the issues, we will discuss the following: 

  • The U.S. DOL, Wage and Hour Division has many new enforcement “sticks.”  What are they and how can you combat them?
  • The number of new wage and hour plaintiffs’ shops continues to grow.  Why, and what can you do about it?
  • Plaintiffs’ counsel routinely challenge legally-compliant pay practices.  How can you implement best practices that are stronger than merely legally-compliant pay practices? 
  • The exempt status of lower-level managers is often challenged.  How can you reduce the risks of facing a challenge and bolster your defenses in the event of a challenge?
  • The U.S. DOL and state agencies are actively pursuing independent contractor investigations.  How can you maximize your defenses to these investigations?

We will also be offering interested clients and friends of the firm a Wage & Hour Audit Tip of the Week. These tips offer free advice on everything from what to expect from an audit and from your audit counsel to dealing with “nuts-and-bolts” issues such as exemptions from overtime, time worked off the clock, accurate time recording, and independent contractor issues. Click here to have the tips of the week delivered to your inbox each week.