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Avoidable Employment Mistakes Business Owners Make

By: George L. Sigalos, Esq.

Every year thousands of companies pay the price for expensive wage and hour lawsuits that could have been easily avoided. While many business owners are aware of the overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), there is far more to fair wage and labor laws than meets the eye. Employers can navigate around commonly made mistakes by implementing a few key steps in the operation of their business, such as familiarizing themselves with the categories of employees covered by, and those exempted from, wage requirements by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These exempt categories may include commercial leasing “people”, certain administrative employees, highly compensated employees and professional employees. Each category has separate requirements to meet the FLSA regulations and may require formal auditing to properly classify employees as exempt. Without proper knowledge of these rules, employers open themselves up to potential lawsuits and fines.  For more information on these topics, or if you are a business owner facing litigation over FLSA or other employment law issues, contact Simon and Sigalos, LLP at (561) 447-0017

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