Are You Unknowingly Violating the Fair Labor Standards Act?

IRS Information, Payroll Tips
Common everyday business practices result in unpaid "work" hours that 70% of employers have no idea are unlawful, but do in fact, violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Below are 5 example of what is considered to be a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act: Punching in early (or punching out late) - for example an employee punches in 15 minutes before starting time. If you are audited, you would have to prove that employee who punched in early was not working.  The Department of Labor assumes that an employee who has punched in is working. Downtime - for example an employee's normal workday starts at 9, but they have a long drive and have to drop children off in two different places, so they end up getting…
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