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HR Compliance Tracker

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Big changes are happening in the realm of workplace compliance issues and labor laws in the United States. Noncompliance with government regulations can have serious consequences—and can cost your business big time. Keep up with what's happening between the government and the workplace with the HR Compliance Tracker: your go-to place to stay updated on some major workforce compliance issues.

 

Plaintiffs can now receive emotional distress damages under FLSA

In wage and hour retaliation claims, plaintiffs can now receive damages for emotional distress under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Oftentimes jurors tend toward empathy for plaintiffs while feeling that managers acted out of retribution for FLSA claims. SHRM urges  employers to train managers in anti-retaliation or suffer some expensive consequences. Employers should note that emotional distress damages are under federal discrimination law and not subject to damages caps. 

Topics: FLSA, Labor Laws, HR News