Compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws continues to challenge employers, and the number of federal wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws has skyrocketed.
The resulting class and collective action litigation involves
challenges to almost every aspect of employee compensation practices and is aggressively pursued by plaintiffs’ attorneys.
Vinson & Elkins attorneys combine a deep understanding
of wage and labor practices with the broad experience of defending high-stakes
class actions and complex multi-district litigation across the country. Our
team regularly defends complex wage and hour litigation, including collective
actions, involving almost every aspect of the law, such as claims of
misclassification, off-the-clock work, improper calculation of overtime, and
improper use of independent contractors.
In addition, we work closely with clients to prevent
litigation and proactively evaluate compliance with a comprehensive set of
risk-mitigation tools, such as pay-practice audits, policy development and
review, and employee training.