Wage and hour woes in the hospitality industry
Andria Ryan of Fisher & Phillips provides an in-depth look at the wage and hour woes including penalities and areas known for violations. Are you prepared for an unannounced visit from the DOL? There are a number of areas that are of particular concern regarding the hospitality industry including but not limited to exemptions, child labor, tipped employees, and state and local requirements. “The Wage and Hour Division considers hospitality workers and other low-wage workers to be particularly vulnrable.” There is an ever increasing “risk of legal challenge for wage and hour violations” as well as penalty fines. Because of ever evolving regulations, it is important to be at the front of any changes or updates. Hospitality employers should review their policies to be sure they are in compliance.
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