When the DOL audits an employer and finds wages due, the employer, albeit unhappily, then pays the wages and (hopefully) changes its errant ways. There are times when the employer
Continue Reading New Washington State Lien Law Increases Pressure On Employers To Pay Wage Claims: What’s Next?

The last several years have been quite worrisome to me, as a management side practitioner, on the issue of USDOL agency-initiated liquidated damages assessments. It used to be that only
Continue Reading USDOL States It Will No Longer Routinely Seek Liquidated Damages in Administrative Investigations: A Return to Normalcy

What scares me the most about a USDOL audit or a FLSA lawsuit is the threat of liquidated damages. These damages, which double the wages due, are imposed almost routinely
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