Dallas, Texas Employment Law Attorney Discusses Department of Labor’s Settlement of FLSA Overtime Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 05/10/2012

Dallas, Texas employment law attorney Keith Clouse represents employers that are being investigated by the Department of Labor for violations of federal employment laws.  He guides these employers through the investigation process and helps them cooperate with the investigators while protecting their business interests. His advice helps these employers reach favorable resolutions.

Mr. Clouse notes that the United States Department of Labor recently settled a matter involving violations of the Fair Labor Standard Act’s overtime provisions with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The company has agreed to pay approximately $5 million in back wages, damages, and civil money penalties.  The Department of Labor alleged that Wal-Mart failed to compensate approximately 4,500 employees with overtime pay because the company classified the employees as exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements. The investigation found that the employees were nonexempt and thus due overtime pay for all hours worked beyond 40 in a work week.


If your company faces an investigation by the Department of Labor or if your company’s policies and procedures are not fully compliant with the FLSA’s requirements, contact Mr. Clouse and the other Dallas, Texas employment lawyers at his firm. You may reach the attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP via email at [email protected] or telephone at 214 220 3888.


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