A Look at the Most Common Wage-Hour Violations

Under the regulations mandated through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most American workers are entitled to a minimum wage and overtime wages for any hours worked beyond the standard 40 in a single calendar week. By violating these or various other wage or labor laws, employers may commit wage and hour violations that can lead to significant penalties.

Employers Have Responsibility to Maintain Reasonably Safe Work Environments for Employees

Under both state and federal law, employers have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe work environment for their employees. If workers get injured while performing their job duties and can prove their injuries were a result of employer negligence, they could seek workers’ compensation benefits or, in certain cases, file a personal injury claim.

What Rights Do Employers Have to Issue Background Checks?

It’s important for employers to ensure their compliance with laws and regulations that protect employees from discrimination. Employers may not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, disability, genetic information or age, among other protected classes. Additionally, when performing background checks, employers must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.