Maynard Cooper shareholders Stephen Davis and David Block joined Maynard's Andy Watson and Jon Levin in hosting a webinar on June 29th. During the 60 minute program, they provided listeners with an in-depth discussion of common pitfalls related to the Fair Labor Standards Act, updates to the Federal Immigration Law as well as other updates in the labor and employment industry.
In our last blog entry, we discussed how the notice requirements of the WARN Act may apply to decisions made by the contractor to deal with Sequestration. Another employment law that rears its head in Sequestration-related employment decisions is the Fair Labor Standards Act (the FLSA). The FLSA deals with wage and hour issues for your employees, and can be the most dangerous and costly set of employment statutes in existence. It can lead to large awards for unpaid compensation, penalties and large attorney fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs.
With Sequestration upon us, many government contractors are facing workforce challenges. Some contracts will be lost, others scaled back. Some contractors will be forced to undergo significant layoffs. Others will try to do more with fewer employees. These issues make your employment lawyers nervous (and it should make you feel the same), as it triggers questions that can end up with your company being hit with significant employment liability.