Company Receives Notice of Wage and Hour Claims from Dept. of Labor Standards Enforcement. What Should They Do?

Employee Files Wage and Hour Claims with DLSE:

The Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE) is the state of California’s administrative agency that enforces California’s wage and hour laws.  Typically, after filing the claim, the DLSE will schedule a settlement conference with a representative who will attempt to settle the matter.  If the case does not settle, it will be set for hearing.  It is important that you retain counsel to ascertain exposure to liability and represent you at the settlement conference and the hearing.

Prior to retaining counsel, obtain copies of all payroll, time and vacation records, as well as copies of the final paycheck and when it was provided to the employee.

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