When preparing for a Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit, business owners should:
• Gather, organize, and review payroll records before the auditor arrives (An auditor may inspect employer payroll records for the past two years, reviewing both current and former employees.)
• Provide a private room available only to the employer and the auditor during the audit
• Make sure that all labor law posters are up-to-date and clearly visible an in a common area
• Review time tracking procedures and devices to determine accuracy
When preparing for a Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit interview, business owners should:
• Familiarize themselves with all job titles
• Be able to explain job categories exempt from overtime and the basis for those decisions
• Know-how employee wage garnishments are calculated, maintained, and paid
• Be able to explain shift rates, time recording procedures, and how overtime is paid
• Know whether and how new employees receive compensation for orientation and training
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 30 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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