July 27, 2011
Tip of the Week: How to Protect Against Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims
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How to Protect Against Wage and Hour Retaliation ClaimsEmployers must ensure that any adverse employment actions are completely unrelated to claims an employee might make in terms of wage and hour issues. Learn about steps to avoid disastrous wage and hour class actions.

Six Steps You Can Take Today to Minimize Your Company’s Risk

  • Don’t create a situation or reason for an employee to raise a complaint.
  • Ensure that unpaid lunch breaks are at least thirty minutes long.
  • Don’t make improper deductions from exempt employees’ salaries.
  • Self-audit your exempt and non-exempt employees for proper classification.
  • Self-audit your independent contractors to ensure they’re not employees.
  • Provide wage and hour training for all supervisors and managers.

Get More Details on Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims

To learn more details about each of these preventive measures, be sure to listen to How to Protect Against Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

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