Minimizing the Risk of Wage and Hour Litigation in the Hospitality Industry
Created on May 19, 2016
Employee wage and hour disputes are among the most common and substantial risks facing businesses in the hospitality industry – costly lawsuits can result if employers are not vigilant in their compliance practices. In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern employment law attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discuss best practices that businesses can utilize to minimize the legal risks associated with employee compensation, as well as suggestions for handling related litigation and other disputes. For instance, Andrew and Jason address what employers in the hospitality industry must do to properly track employee hours worked, calculate and pay overtime, maintain proper records, take a tip credit, and much more. The presenters also provide an update on federal wage regulations and recent case law affecting hospitality employers.
I. Understand the fundamentals of employee compensation requirements in the hospitality industry
II. Recognize best practices that hospitality establishments can adopt to mitigate the risks of employee wage and hour disputes
III. Develop and implement policies and agreements to defend against employee lawsuits
IV. Identify recent regulations and case law affecting hospitality employers
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