6 Questions To Keep the Labor Department of Your Back

While it’s not out of the ordinary for home builders and their employees and contractors to put in long hours, new regulations about overtime are causing many building firms to take another look at their policies.

Since many workers are salaried, employers rarely consider if they should be paid overtime until that unwelcome day when a Department of Labor (DOL) rep knocks at their door to investigate a wage-and-hour lawsuit that has been filed against them. Then they have the unwelcome task of facing a costly lawsuit for failing to comply with the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), along with concerns that other current and former employees may join the litigation…read more

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