Wage and Hour

Navigating the complicated maze of federal and state laws governing wages, hours worked, classification, and leave is one of the most significant workplace compliance challenges faced by employers. State and federal regulators have made these issues high enforcement priorities, and the surge in lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations has placed intense pressure on employers – particularly large employers and federal contractors – to develop strong compliance programs to mitigate these risks.

Focus Areas

The experienced attorneys in our Wage and Hour practice group provide our clients with clear, concise, and practical guidance on effectively managing wage and hour compliance. We monitor legal, regulatory, policy, and enforcement developments and provide our clients across all geographic areas and industries with practical advice and proactive counsel to mitigate their wage and hour risks.

Our appellate practice continues to have a significant influence on the development of federal employment law. Over the years, nearly two-thirds of the court decisions reaching the merits have adopted, in part or in whole, the position advocated in our briefs.

We advise our clients on a host of federal wage and hour laws, including:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and Service Contract Act (SCA)
  • Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act (PCA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Executive Order 13658 (Minimum Wage)
  • Executive Order 13665 (Pay Transparency)
  • Executive Order 13496 (Notification of NLRA Rights)
  • Executive Order 13673 (Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces/Blacklisting)
  • Executive Order 13495 (Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers on Service Contracts)
  • Executive Order 13702 (Paid Sick Leave)

We also stay on top of related state wage and hour requirements, helping our clients manage their state-specific wage and hour compliance risks.

Related Services

  • Worker Classification Assessments
  • FLSA Status Evaluations
  • FLSA and FMLA Compliance Program Development
  • Self-Critical Compensation/EPA Risk Analyses
  • Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Reporting
  • Workplace Policy and Program Evaluations
  • Workplace Compliance Training