If you employ at least ONE person, you can be on the hook for wage and hour violations. Ignorance of the laws will not protect you.
It’s similar to the situation when you are driving 70 mph in a 25 mph zone, you get pulled over, and the police officer will give you a ticket whether or not you “knew” the speed limit was only 25 mph. Wage and hour violations can cost your small business money! Depending on the violation, you could pay back wages, penalties and interest. Also, an employer can actually be charged with a misdemeanor for such violations. Yes, that’s right, a misdemeanor. Call me if you have at least one employee, no more than 50, to stay out of trouble. I provide timely and affordable…. legal services to small businesses with less than 50 employees.