Few things are more disruptive to a business than government investigations or, heaven forbid, a lawsuit. One area in which employers are especially susceptible to such challenges is labor management. The number and complexity of labor laws that apply to the hospitality industry can be difficult to manage from an operations standpoint:
- Who is exempt from overtime?
- Can I pay my sous chef on salary?
- Can I split tips with back of house employees?
- Should I fire someone who joined a lawsuit against me?
Without clear and expert guidance, hospitality owners and management can very easily expose themselves to six figure liability. Wage & hour lawsuits account for roughly 10% of cases filed in federal court in New York City. I've handled wage & hour litigation and can tell you firsthand how damaging these cases can be - both in terms of morale and the bottom line. The good news is that these problems are easily avoided by consulting with a professional early in the game to develop and institute sound labor management practices.
I offer compliance consultations and audits for:
- Wage & Hour (including tipping)
- Hiring & Termination
- ADA & Discrimination
- Family Medical Leave & Paid Sick Leave
- Harassment & Retaliation
Whatever your business needs - a one-time audit or monthly consultations - I can provide valuable guidance to keep your team running smoothly and in the right direction. Contact me now and schedule a consultation to talk about whether my compliance services are right for you.