Overtime legal complaints are on the rise.

As more employees quit their jobs over the past year and hiring became so difficult, organizations were left short staffed. Too often that led to organizations trying to squeeze more work out of fewer employees. The result: more off-the-clock work, misclassifying workers and, thus, more legal complaints about overtime pay.

A recent SHRM report says the U.S. Department of Labor is recovering an increasing amount of damages for overtime claims in the past year. Reason: The Biden administration is shifting away from compliance and toward enforcement.

Example: Soon after President Biden took office he shut down the DOL's PAID program that allowed business to self-report wage and overtime violations in order to avoid fines and litigation. And now the DOL says it's hiring 100 new...

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