Top Tips for Employers to Follow the Fair Labor Standards Act

There are many rules that employers must follow under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers often find themselves in trouble for not keeping accurate records of all employee hours, including all overtime hours.

Tips for Employers to Follow the FLSA Laws

  • Employee record keeping must be complete and accurate.
  • Employee pay deductions cannot drop pay rate below the legal minimum wage.
  • Under the FLSA nonexempt employees who work more than the standard 40-hour workweek must be paid overtime.

If employers fail to pay the correct amount to their employees, they are subject to penalties. Our Palm Springs corporate attorneys know the FLSA regulations and will help in employee/employer overtime payment issues.

FLSA Laws Vary by State

Some states require overtime payment after 8 hours per day, other states require overtime paid after 40 hours per week. The workweek can be altered to adjust for lower overtime pay according to FLSA rules. All workweek adjustments must be specific, in writing and comply with all state and federal rules.

Alternate Workweeks

Alternate workweeks must be presented to, voted on and approved by all employees affected before they are implemented. Additionally the alternate workweek must not go over 10 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Time and a half must be paid for anything over 40 hours.

Contact Our Palm Springs Corporate Law Firm

The rules and regulations for employees and employers set forth by the FLSA are there to protect the income of the employee. Employers are obligated to keep accurate payroll records of their employee work hours. A Palm Springs corporate law firm works with corporations to follow the regulations of the FLSA. Contact our corporate attorneys at 760-322-2275 to discuss the FLSA laws in your state.

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