Attendance on Demand Releases White Paper on Avoiding FLSA Lawsuits
(August 2015)—Attendance on Demand has released its newest white paper, "3 Ways to Avoid FLSA Lawsuits: Play by the Rules to Stay Compliant." It speaks to how enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) puts many organizations at risk of lawsuits and investigations.
In June of 2015, the Department of Labor announced a rule which would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white-collar workers. This rule will update exemptions for minimum wage and overtime rules for executive, administrative, and other company professions. Employers are concerned about the effects of the rule change and how to stay compliant with FLSA rules.
"With these increased enforcements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers need to thoroughly educate themselves on new FLSA standards and maintain employee records," said Beth Baerman, Director of Communications at Attendance on Demand.
As FLSA investigations are on the rise, employers need to take these proactive steps to mitigate FLSA lawsuits. First, educate managers on the new rules in order to stay FLSA compliant. Next, maintain solid employee records and hold on to those records for at least three years. Finally, use a time and attendance system which captures pertinent FLSA data.
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Attendance on Demand supports the labor management needs of thousands of companies and more than three-quarters of a million employees across North America. Launched in 2006, Attendance on Demand is a rapidly deployed, cloud-based solution that minimizes a company's risk and technology investment while providing advanced features for securely managing labor data—calculating pay rules, scheduling employees, budgeting labor, and automating recordkeeping for labor law compliance. With standard uptime over the industry average of 99.995% and above average customer retention rates, Attendance on Demand removes the worry of maintaining expensive infrastructure. An extensive North American distribution network helps organizations use Attendance on Demand to reduce labor expenses and improve decision-making.