The New York Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor routinely perform random audits and inspections of companies, including small businesses, to ensure compliance with labor and employment laws.
If you own a business, you may receive a notification letter from the DOL telling you that your business will be subject to a labor audit. Regardless of the size of your business, any notification from the DOL should be taken seriously.
Some of the things the DOL are looking for include but are not limited to:
Records of overtime pay for nonexempt employees
Compliance with wage-hour laws
Proper classification status
In recent years, the number of audits have been on a rise. To ensure that your rights are protected in the event that you received a labor audit letter, it is best to hire a skilled attorney experienced in labor audits.
At Jia Law Group, our attorneys are well-versed in regulations relevant to DOL audits. We can help you prepare and review necessary documents and can also represent you during the audit period to negotiate with the DOL representatives. Even if you received sanctions for violating certain regulations, we have a wealth of experience in helping businesses reduce fines and minimize audit liabilities.