San Diego employers face increasing wage and hour litigation risk. For the past few years, the number of wage and hour related lawsuits and regulatory audits and investigations has substantially increased. New laws imposed upon California and San Diego employers recently have increased the importance of reviewing every aspect of an employer’s strategy, including the employment contract, employee handbook, policies, procedures, and the education of the management team.
The Watkins Firm is uniquely positioned to provide wage and hour advice and protection for our clients and employer defense when a dispute or lawsuit develops. We work with our clients to ensure proper payment and accounting of all wages including:
- minimum wage
- rest, meal and non-productive time
- piece-rate compensation
The updated California Fair Pay Act sets new regulations on equal pay that will affect California employers with multiple offices or who pay additional wages for various shifts. It is no longer possible to increase a workers pay based upon the location where they are employed. The new law also provides legal protections that allow your workers to actually ask someone how much they are being paid, without facing any discipline or intervention from your management team.
ADA compliance and complaints based upon FMLA disputes are increasing as well. Employees who attempt to abuse FMLA in a manner that affects your business operations must be dealt with cautiously, and in a carefully constructed and documented manner. How do you protect your company and keep abreast of new developments while reducing your exposure to increasing wage and hour litigation risks?
We invite you to contact the experienced wage and hour attorneys at the Watkins Firm or call us for a free and substantive consultation at 858-535-1511. We will discuss our wage and hour review services, and the steps required to bring your company into compliance with all of the changes imposed upon San Diego employers in 2016. Reduce your exposure to wage and hour litigation, and tighten the policies and procedures of your organization to increase profitability and reduce employment disputes.