The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has the following information available on their site:
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is planning an initiative specifically targeting the lodging industry for audits by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.
DOL has labeled the lodging industry as a “high-risk industry,” as it claims violations of federal wage and hour laws are likely to occur. The department has also chosen to consider employees in the lodging industry as “vulnerable workers.” As a result, you can expect a DOL audit, covering all your employees.
Also included on their page you’ll find links to:
- Investigations: What to Expect – includes information on scheduled & “unannounced” investigations
- FLSA Compliance & Exposure Checklist – detailed checklist/ questions that EVERY employer should know
- Visit to Employers Fact Sheet – Fact Sheet #44 by the DOL Wage & Hour Division with links to the FLSA, FMLA and more
As a Partner State of the AH&LA, WH&LA members with 51+ rooms automatically have dual membership in AH&LA. For properties with less than 51 rooms, click on over to see the benefits of joining the AH&LA as well as WH&LA.
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