Properly classifying workers as an "employee" or "independent contractor," or as "exempt" or "non-exempt" for purposes of minimum wage and overtime payments; using the correct formulas to calculate overtime premiums; tracking employees' starting, ending and break times; paying employees for all "compensable" work; the timeliness of issuing paychecks; providing employees with required rest and meal breaks; giving appropriate, written notice before lowering an employee's rate of pay; and the types of permissible deductions taken from employee earnings are all extremely important issues when it comes to avoiding and defending against wage and hour disputes.
If your business is facing these or other wage and hour issues, including the sometimes inconsistent obligations imposed by state and federal laws, it is important to partner with the strongest management-side labor and employment law firm possible.
The attorneys of Kamer Zucker Abbott are some of Nevada's most employer-centric labor and employment advocates. We are involved in advising and representing companies in the myriad of issues and legal challenges arising under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Nevada's unique wage and hour laws, as well as other related laws impacting employee compensation and hours worked.
KZA's work in this area includes:
- Advising clients on applicable overtime premium payments, what types of activities constitute compensable work time, child labor laws and wage deduction issues
- Representing clients in Department of Labor investigations and audits
- Responding to wage claims filed with the Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner
- Defending lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other related federal and state statutes
- Complying with the 2006 Minimum Wage Amendment to the Nevada Constitution
- Assisting employers to properly classify workers as "employee" or "independent contractor," or as "exempt" or "non-exempt" based upon current state and federal criteria
- Developing defensible procedures and practices related to commission payments, tip pooling, use and cleaning of required uniforms, employer time keeping records and proper time rounding rules
Let us help you proactively address your company's wage and hour concerns or advocate on your company's behalf when wage and hour disputes arise.
To schedule an initial consultation with KZA to discuss a wage or hour issue, call 702-259-8640 or email the firm.