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Off-the-Clock Work Legal Risk: Practical Guidance for Conducting Self-Audits
Chester Hanvey and Elizabeth Arnold
The landscape in employment law is turbulent, and many employers are uncertain how federal and state laws may be enacted and enforced moving forward. To manage this ambiguity, leading employment law firms are advising clients to conduct “self-audits” to assess legal vulnerability in high-risk areas of the business, where off-the-clock work is most likely to occur. Self-audits typically are conducted under the attorney-client privilege and provide several potential benefits.