Making Sure Employers Abide by Fair Labor Practices
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the oldest employment law statutes, and yet there has been explosive growth in its application. At its core, the FLSA requires most employees to be subject to a maximum 40-hour workweek or to receive time-and-a-half overtime compensation for every hour worked beyond 40 hours. However, with the advent of smartphones, laptops, and other devices that facilitate working remotely, it is easy for employees to claim that they have worked more than 40 hours a week and are entitled to overtime pay for doing things like answering emails from outside of the office.
Providing Information and Guidance That Employers Need
Employers must be aware of the potential pitfalls of new technologies. At Thatcher Law Firm, as experienced Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland Fair Labor Standards Act lawyers handling cases throughout the mid-Atlantic region, we can help you develop best practices regarding the FLSA that will prevent your business from facing unnecessary litigation.
It is not just the emergence of new technology that has given rise to more FLSA claims. Many employees who are treated as exempt from the FLSA by their employers on the grounds that they perform administrative duties now claim they have been misclassified. It is important for employers to properly classify employees and to be able to defend these classifications. We can help guide your business through all FLSA regulation requirements.
Our Maryland-Washington, D.C., Fair Labor Standards Act attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants in employment suits. This means we understand employment issues from both sides of the courtroom and are better prepared to assist you.