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Dan Messeloff Quoted in Bloomberg Tax on How Employers Can Comply With Wage-and-Hour Laws

May 13, 2022

Firm News

Dan Messeloff Quoted in Bloomberg Tax on How Employers Can Comply With Wage-and-Hour Laws

May 13, 2022

On May 12, Bloomberg Tax quoted Dan Messeloff in “Employers Should Beware of Compensable Time Compliance Pitfalls.” Dan said that current law and caselaw, which employers turn to for guidance in complying with state and federal laws governing compensable time, can be vague, and the terms established are often not clearly defined.

“There are no definitions to a lot of these terms,” Dan said. “The reason that a lot of these terms are so hard to define is that workplaces vary so much. You can’t say that an employee in your office does the same thing, arrives at the same time, and does the same preliminary and postliminary tasks as someone else in another office, even for someone in the same position.”

Still, he said, employers can adopt specific payroll policies to legally protect themselves.

“Devise realistic, practical policies which will in and of themselves avoid legal claims and ensure that employees are paid properly,” he said.

Read the article here.