Protect Against FLSA Labor Inspection and Costly Violation Penalties

Length: 90 Minutes Expert: Michelle Anderson, JD

ALERT: Frontline inspections by the Department of Labor (DOL) are on the rise due to a recent increase in government funding – and inspectors don’t even need a complaint to knock on your door.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your practice is immune to a DOL surprise inspection to uncover Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations – just about all practices are at risk. Even an innocent mistake can result in serious legal and financial trouble for your practice. In fact, last year, healthcare providers paid almost $14 million in back wages for failing to comply the FLSA rules.

You can’t stop inspectors from knocking on your door, but you can take action to ensure that you’re ready. The outcome of a DOL inspection is largely dependent on your preparation, and knowledge of when to cooperate and how much you can push back.

Fortunately, there is help available. During her online training, FLSA legal expert and attorney Michelle Anderson, JD, is presenting an online training that will tell you EXACTLY how you protect your practice from a DOL inspection. During this 90-minute training, Michelle will break down confusing FLSA rules to help prepare your practice should inspectors show up.

Here are just a few of the practical strategies you’ll receive to help you comply with FLSA regulations and avoid DOL fines:

  • Identify and have ready required documents when the DOL comes knocking
  • Craft an airtight game plan for acing an investigator interview
  • Uncover and fix costly violations before inspectors arrive at your door
  • Uncover when you are allowed to deny inspectors full access to your records
  • Determine when legal counsel should take the lead just support your team
  • Fully prepare your practice for a DOL investigator’s worksite tour
  • Discern which documents you’re allowed to withhold without getting into trouble
  • Quickly and accurately determine who is exempt (and who isn’t) under FLSA rules
  • Determine when employee wage deductions can open you up to DOL scrutiny
  • Audit your current employee break policy to ensure it complies with the law
  • Figure out when to sign a tolling agreement (and when to avoid it)
  • Maintain detailed, accurate records to resolve an investigation fast
  • Avoid overpaying if you are required to reimburse employee back wages
  • And so much more…

FLSA violations can generate severe penalties, including paying back wages and other fines. Remember, just because your practice has always handled employee situations one way doesn’t mean it’s correct. It is important that you take action right now to ensure compliance with even the trickiest FLSA rules and keep DOL inspectors at bay.

Don’t allow an innocent FLSA mistake to get you into trouble. Sign up for this expert-led online training session today and get step-by-step strategies to help ensure compliance with FLSA rules and survive a DOL inspection. To guarantee your spot, register today!

Meet Your Expert

Michelle Anderson
JDPartner with Fischer Phillips

With unique training and more than 20 years of experience in executive management, workforce development, and practicing employment law, Michelle Anderson helps businesses anticipate and solve practical and legal challenges in the workplace by defending against various claims and assisting with compliance practices and procedures.

Michelle defends employers against claimed violations involving unlawful discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, leave and disability, wage and hour, unfair labor practices, and public accommodations and workplace safety laws. To help clients comply with applicable laws and regulations, she advises on multi-state employee handbooks, employment applications, policies, and procedures; workplace investigations; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters; human resource management and systems; supervisor training; diversity and inclusion; criminal background checks; as well as Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour audits.

An integral member of the firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group and Women’s Initiative and Leadership Committee, she is also a key contributor to Fisher Phillips’ COVID-19 Task Force, which has been a leader in providing advice and training to businesses around the country.

Before law school, Michelle had a successful career in workforce development, operating and managing employment and training programs for a private non-profit corporation under contracts from federal, state, and local governments. Among many others, these programs supported individuals with disabilities, those lacking a GED or high school diploma, and those on public assistance.


I loved this webinar, It was perfect! I'd like to see more like this in the future.
Ruby Martos
Human Resources Director, St. Joseph's Home Health, Inc