The Department of Labor has a 2019 total budget of $39.6 billion budget and 15,765 employees*. They have more resources to oversee investigations and ability to reach into your business at almost any time. Here are a few areas they have focused on:
1. Time and Attendance- How are you accounting for employees work time? 2. Exempt v. Non-exempt- How are you defining roles and paying your teams? 3. Independent Contractor- Many are getting caught by using this improperly. The trigger event? An independent contractor on a 1099 files for unemployment unaware they were not an employee.
Don't always assume it's because you have an angry employee that reports your business to the DOL. Do you have a handle on the risk your organization faces?