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Five Key Strategies for Wage/Hour Compliance


Wage and hour issues are taking center stage again. The current recession has resulted in increased wage and hour claims filed by unemployed individuals seeking money. With turnover and hiring in flux, new employees assigned to duties requiring expertise in payroll and wage and hour compliance expertise must be provided with adequate training. Here are five strategies to reduce claims filed against your business:

Overall, do not assume that managers or administrators, even those with some background in wage and hour matters, are up to speed. A number of claims arise as a direct result of an employer's improper or incomplete resolution of incorrect payroll practices. As evident from case law and recent legislation, a release of liability signed by an employee may not be proper or enforceable in all situations.

This article appeared in the April 29, 2009 issue of The San Diego Daily Transcript.

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