5 Things You Should Ask Before Saying “You’re Hired!”

Labor attorney offers tips every employer needs to know

Is the position exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act? The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal statute that requires employers to pay employees a minimum wage or overtime compensation if they work beyond 40 hours in a workweek unless they are exempt. In which case, the employees still have to make the minimum wage, but they’re not entitled to overtime. A number of employers may classify certain mid-level positions as exempt when they might not be. A lot of times, HR departments will go onto the Department of Labor Website and take the test online but not check with an attorney on whether their conclusion is correct.

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