InBusiness, The Bottom Line

Yvonne Shorts Lind, human resources consultant

When an employer violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or runs afoul of state law, the violations can result in penalties and fines from the state or federal Department of Labor or damages and attorneys’ fees from lawsuits. When the oversight applies to the same group of employees, the employer is also more susceptible to a class-action lawsuit, resulting in costly litigation and high damages or settlements.

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