If your business has recently undergone an investigation by the Department of Labor in the Houston area, or you are unsure if your business will undergo one, Garcia-Martin and Martin is here to help. These investigations are an opportunity for the DOL to make sure U.S. employers are complying with federal laws and basic labor standards including:
- The Fair Labor Standards Act: This act ensures that employers are keeping accurate records and providing employees with fair wages, overtime pay (where applicable), and not employing minors without permission.
- The Family and Medical Leave Act: This act protects eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for various medical and family reasons. Some examples include maternity leave, adopting a child, caring for a family member (spouse, child, parent, etc.) with a serious health condition, or refraining from work due to a personal health problem.
Depending on what they find, the DOL can build a case in order to obtain lost wages or correct problems going on with a company. If you have been investigated by the DOL and are unsure about what to do next, one of our business attorneys can explain the laws to you and explain how the case may affect your business.
For questions on your most recent Department of Labor investigation, please contact the business law attorneys at Garcia-Martin and Martin. We provide our business law services to the greater Houston area including Fort Bend, Harris, Galveston, and Montgomery counties.