Due to increasing enforcement efforts by the United States Department of Labor and state agencies and an explosion of individual and collective action litigation, employers are facing a wage and hour compliance challenge unlike any seen before. FordHarrison has the skills, knowledge and resources to meet that challenge.
FordHarrison regularly works with employers to develop legally compliant payroll practices, policies and procedures; to conduct wage and hour training, and; to conduct cost-effective internal wage and hour audits that allow employers to identify and correct problems on the front end, to protect against liability, and perfect good-faith defenses in the event litigation ensues.
In addition to assisting employers with preventative solutions, FordHarrison is highly experienced in defending employers in wage-and-hour lawsuits, including collective actions, and representing employers in Department of Labor investigations. FordHarrison has defended employers in hundreds of wage-and-hour lawsuits involving a broad range of industries, including health care, cable installation, manufacturing, hospitality, security, retail, and others. FordHarrison's experience in this area covers a broad range of wage-and-hour issues such as off-the-clock work, employee misclassification, tip credit, and FLSA coverage to name a few.
FordHarrison is also uniquely situated to help employers navigate investigations by the United States Department of Labor and state agencies. FordHarrison's legal team includes former Department of Labor attorneys and a former political appointee in the national office of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Their knowledge of the laws enforced by the Department of Labor and the Department of Labor's investigative procedures are invaluable in helping employers reach positive, cost-efficient outcomes during an investigation.