Andrea Kirshenbaum Examines How Wage and Hour Audits Can Help Employers in 2022 for The Legal Intelligencer
In the December 20, 2022 article, "Risk Factors Combine to Make Wage-and-Hour Audits a Priority for Employers in 2022," for The Legal Intelligencer, Andrea M. Kirshenbaum examines the factors making it a challenging wage and hour environment for employers. She also details how wage and hour audits work, how they are structured, and why they can help employers with their wage and hour compliance and litigation issues.
"As 2021 draws to a close, many employers are looking ahead to 2022 and hoping to reduce legal risk in the new year. Yet, pay practices put in place for nonexempt employees during the pandemic combined with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in July in Heimbach v. Amazon.com have created a perfect storm of wage-and-hour risk for Pennsylvania employers."
"Prudent employers are examining both Heimbach and employee pay practices to assess their wage-and-hour risk via wage-and-hour audits. These audits look at employer pay practices, worker classifications, and remote work policies, among other areas, to identify potential noncompliance, make any required modifications, and potentially avoid costly litigation."