Solid Employee Manual: Take back the driver's seat on overtime claims


Overtime lawsuits alleging that you misclassified a position as salaried exempt follow a common path—the plaintiff's lawyer always hands you a huge tab. What the lawyer doesn't tell you is that he crunched his numbers using the method that spits out the highest liability. There's a better way.

Misclassification liability might instead be calculated with the fluctuating workweek method. Applying this method normally reduces liability by 60-70%. That deflates a plaintiff's lawyer pretty quick, putting you in the driver's seat to broker a settlement deal.

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