|May 23, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
The hospitality industry is an increasingly popular target for enforcement actions by government agencies, not to mention lawsuits by plaintiffs’ attorneys. To help avoid three common wage and hour issues that come up too often in hospitality businesses, here are just a few questions you should ask yourself right now. Note: these examples address federal wage and hour laws and regulations; many states have their own laws and regulations that may also come into play. You should check with your Fisher Phillips attorney if you have specific questions about local compliance issues.
In the first half of August 2018 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed 16 lawsuits against employers—and hospitality employers should be especially wary about this surge of litigation, as several claims took direct aim at businesses in the industry.