Employee Classification Audits in Chicago
Understanding the Implications of Misclassification
As a business owner, there are certain steps you must take to ensure you
are following all of the necessary laws and regulations to avoid major
issues and lawsuits. One very common mistake that business owners and
employers make is the misclassification of their employees. For example,
if you accidentally classify a non-exempt employee as exempt or as an
independent contractor, they will not be eligible for overtime or specific
bonuses which they may deserve or have earned.
Working to Prevent Wage and Hour Claims
The Chicago business lawyers at The Prinz Law Firm are here to help you
take steps to avoid wage and hour claims by ensuring you are classifying
your employees correctly. We want to help prevent costly mistakes and
keep the Department of Labor or IRS from coming down on you to impose
any type of penalties.
In addition to legal and attorney fees, you could end up responsible for
paying your employees back-pay and interest. Our legal team works to cut
out the possibility of a lawsuit or class action suit by getting your
affairs in order.
We can assist you to conduct employee classifications audits in the following ways:
- Reviewing the duties and descriptions of each of your employees’ jobs
- Interviewing each of your employees about the tasks of their jobs
- Helping you establish a plan which can handle any potential liabilities
which may arise
Knowledgeable Chicago Business Lawyers
At our firm, we work to help our clients understand the matter at hand,
rather than just taking care of everything behind the scene. For example,
it is important that you know the distinction between employees and independent
contractors, as well as the distinction between non-exempt and exempt
employees. We realize that even the smallest mistake in classification
can lead to serious problems, which is why we are very careful.
To find out more about how a Chicago business lawyer can help you during a
contact us online today.