Wage and Hour
Reinhart’s Wage and Hour group counsels clients on the interpretation and implementation of minimum wage and overtime requirements found in federal law, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We also assist clients in compliance with applicable state laws, which regulate the method and timing of wage payments to current and recently terminated employees.
We have deep experience helping employers distinguish between exempt and nonexempt status for employees. Our attorneys also defend FLSA claims, including representative or class actions. Finally, we help coordinate and protect the interests of our clients during Department of Labor audits or investigations.
Our attorneys collaborate closely with our Litigation Practice to defend employers against wage and hour claims, including claims that involve allegations of unpaid or miscalculated wages (e.g., allegations of unpaid overtime, vacation pay, commissions and bonuses), improperly unreimbursed business expenses, misclassification of employees as independent contractors and misclassification of “exempt” and “non-exempt” employees.
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