Wage and Hour compliance has been a much bigger area of concern since the 2004 revisions to the “White-Collar Exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Now, with plaintiffs’ attorneys realizing that wage and hour laws provide for both double damages and attorney’s fees, both class and collective actions are popular. Ice Miller’s attorneys have successfully tried small, single-plaintiff cases and large collective actions as well as handled audits with the U.S. Department of Labor and state labor departments. Self-audits and compliance efforts on the front end of wage and hour laws are critical. Ice Miller can guide employers through this labyrinth of compliance and if a client is charged with violating one of these laws, Ice Miller provides experienced, well-informed counsel.