The United States Department of Labor (DOL) takes employer compliance with all wage, hour, and immigration laws extremely seriously. While the DOL oversees labor certification of foreign workers and the enforcement of federal labor laws, it also performs audits of companies to identify any possible violations of the law. Any company that has employees should expect a DOL labor audit at any time, as they can happen randomly, as well as due to reports from employees or other red flags.
Your company should always recognize that a DOL labor audit is a serious matter. Any potential violations can result in harsh penalties, and you want to defend against audits to prevent any problems. Once you learn of an audit, you should immediately contact a labor audit defense lawyer who can represent your business. Contact the legal team at Farmer, Farmer & Brown Law Firm, P.L.L.C. right away.
While the DOL can audit any type of employer, officials often target lower-wage industries. These can include employers involving healthcare, food service, agriculture, manufacturing, child care, security services, motels and hotels, janitorial services, seasonal industries, and temporary workers. It is important for these companies and others to understand the audit process and be prepared for an audit at any time. The following is some general information about the audit process. If you are facing an audit, you should always directly contact qualified legal representation.
While having the assistance of an attorney is not necessary during audits, it can help prevent false allegations by the DOL auditor and prepare to defend against alleged violations. We can also help you perform a self-audit to ensure that you are in full compliance with the law, even in the absence of a DOL audit.
Companies that are proactive when it comes to DOL compliance and audits can often mitigate damages and penalties. Call Farmer, Farmer & Brown Law Firm, P.L.L.C. at (512) 894-2128 or contact us online to discuss our labor audit representation services.
Take some time to explain the nature of your needs and we will do our best to reach out to you and collect more information on your legal circumstances. Our team is ready to help you in the best way possible.