Compliance Audits

In today’s litigious environment, businesses must be proactive to prevent or reduce the chances of litigation and DOL, EEOC, and ICE investigations. One of the most effective ways to do so is to regularly conduct FLSA compliance audits. These audits will help determine whether any compliance issues or other employment issues exist in your business.

Each year, thousands of disgruntled employees file Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits in the Federal District Court.  Many claim that they were not paid the minimum wage, were not properly paid for all hours worked, were not paid overtime, or were incorrectly classified as exempt from overtime.

Financial impact of FLSA lawsuits on your business

The financial consequences to employers not in full compliance with the FLSA may be devastating. Employees found to have been employed in non-compliance may recover back wages for up to three years, an equal amount in liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and court costs.

Furthermore, these lawsuits often evolve into collective actions that include a large number of current and former employees.


Equally worrisome is the fact that these lawsuits are regularly filed, not just against the corporation (or other legal entity), but also against the principals (persons) who run the business. This can make business owners, and other high-level management personnel that meet the definition of an “employer”, individually and personally liable for any violations of this law.

In addition to private lawsuits, Department of Labor investigations may also subject the business to significant back wage liability and penalties. Businesses in South Florida are frequently the targets of such investigations and it is our goal to keep you compliant to avoid federal penalties.

Our service rates

Project

Defined by project
A fixed project fee may be charged when the scope of the services requested are limited, the time necessary to accomplish the project can be reasonably approximated and the deliverables are well defined.
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Hourly

Defined by time
Cover services which are, generally, of short duration at our regular hourly fees. For example:
1. Assistance with a USDOL, ICE, EEOC, etc. investigations.
2. Internal investigation of employee allegations of discrimination or sexual harassment.
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Monthly

Fee
A monthly fee service agreement typically includes services intended to keep the client in compliance with HR and labor and employment law requirements. These include unlimited consultations, compliance assessments, employee, management trainings, and assistance with federal, state, and local agency investigations, etc.
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