June 7, 2010

In 17 years as an employment lawyer, Eric Packel has experienced nothing like it. The Polsinelli Shughart PC lawyer said the businesses he represents are seeing an unprecedented level of wage-hour enforcements by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“It’s a shot across the bow of employers,” he said. The department is making sure that companies are properly compensating workers for overtime, and Packel said the department might give employers only a week or two of advance notice before auditors show up to review various payroll records.

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