Will Your Job Descriptions Shield You in a Potential Wage and Hour Audit?


Will Your Job Descriptions Shield You in a Potential Wage and Hour Audit?

Wage and hour laws and regulations are always a hot topic. Many employers spent a good part of 2016 ensuring compliance with the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s proposed changes to overtime rules that were scheduled to go into effect in 2016. More recently, the DOL issued new guidance for classifying unpaid interns. Thus, as compliance with wage and hour laws remains in the forefront of discussion, this is a great opportunity for employers to evaluate their job descriptions to ensure employees are properly classified under wage and hour laws.

An employee’s job description plays an important role in determining whether the employee is exempt from overtime compensation and minimum wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards