FSLA/Wage and Hour

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was designed to protect employees and guarantee they would be paid at least minimum wage for every hour worked, and time and a half for every hour over 40 hours in a week. The FLSA has been used more recently by Plaintiffs’ attorneys as a “gotcha” statue because employers who do not follow the strict technical requirements of the statute can be on the hook for not only the employees’ back wages, but also a penalty of double the wages as well as attorney’s fees. Due to the strict technical requirements of the statute, employers often get caught unaware when they did not realize they were in violation of the FLSA. DPH attorneys can help you understand these requirements and advise on how to avoid claims. If suit is filed we will work with you toward the best resolution for your business. At times, that might be early settlement to avoid paying huge attorney’s fees, and at times, that may mean vigorous representation. Whatever the situation, our attorneys have years of experience advising, settling, and trying FLSA cases.