Due to an emphasis program in our region, many gins received investigations/audits from the Wage and Hour division of the Department of Labor. These audits have bee fairly extensive and have been a lot more drawn out than some in the past. Most of the audits occurred back in the early Fall but few have gotten the results yet. A few have just now begun to find out if they owe any back wages and if so how much.
We have only seen a couple of the forms that gins have received and the ones we have reviewed so far have some issues. Some alleged violations of MSPA or other laws were mis-applied and back wages were mis-calculated. We’re working through these and these are not typical for the agency to miss these issues.
If you were lucky enough to get audited by the Wage and Hour division, we encourage you to have a second set of eyes look at the proposed back wages and/or penalties. We can look at it, your attorney can look at it or others but make sure you discuss this with someone that knows the laws surrounding the alleged violations. It could save you a lot of money.
Give us a call if you have any questions.