All business owners and executives should read this informative article from a recent Dallas Morning News edition.
It reviews wage and hour related lawsuits filed against Texas employers by workers who feel cheated over the past year. And they’re increasing, as more and more employees feel squeezed by reduced hours and benefits and as they become more educated about the laws.
The short answer for employers is to constantly review pay practices to ensure that overtime is calculated properly, employees are properly categorized, and areas such as breaks, meals, travel time, etc. are paid properly.