Moody & Stanford, P.C., of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the leading standard in employment law representation. Our lawyers routinely assist employers and business owners in handling disputes and claims that may be brought by employees as well as providing trusted guidance in measures that can be taken to avoid those claims.
Wage And Hour Dispute Information For Employers
One of the most important aspects of employment that businesses must continually review is the compensation of employees, paying them appropriately for the work done. Common wage and hour issues include:
Misclassification of employees — There are certain requirements regarding how an employee is to be paid, whether on an hourly or salaried basis. These generally center around the types of duties the employee fulfills and if he or she has any management responsibilities. Our attorneys can help you properly classify all employees and avoid lawsuits or claims.
Employee travel – Travel can be a difficult job duty to compensate, and many employers do not know whether to simply increase pay or pay overtime. There are also many questions surrounding how much time on the road should be compensated. We will carefully evaluate your company’s travel policies to determine if they are appropriate and suggest recommended changes.
Voluntary time worked — Employers often come to us with questions on compensating employees who voluntarily work off the clock past their allotted hours. All work that is done for the employer should be documented, and overtime should be paid on hours over 40, even in these circumstances.
Should disputes arise or your employees file a claim against you on a wage and hour dispute, we are equipped to advocate on your behalf, delivering an efficient resolution to the matter with minimal disruption to your business.