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Balance risk to avoid claims

A patchwork of rapidly changing laws and regulations plus aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers make wage and hour compliance challenging — especially in a world that is increasingly reliant on remote work. Employers that operate in multiple states must figure out how to navigate the complexity of complying with different laws. And federal, state, and local agencies interpret wage and hour laws and regulations differently — and operate under rules that are often confusing and unknown.

To reduce the risk of individual, collective, or class wage and hour actions, employers have to vigilantly stay on top of the latest changes to wage payment laws. They turn to Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig’s team of lawyers, who each have a deep understanding of this complicated area.

Our wage payment compliance experience

We tailor our wage payment law compliance solutions to each client’s business goals. We offer practical advice in responding to employer concerns about the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state and local wage and hour laws and regulations. Our lawyers are adept at identifying and addressing risky wage payment practices.

If clients’ pay practices are challenged by regulators or by individuals or collective/class actions in federal, state, or local court, our lawyers are prepared to defend them. We walk clients through every stage of wage and hour matters, calculating the potential exposure, addressing regulator concerns, and building a litigation strategy to defeat class certification and convince courts to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims.

What we do

  • Advise employers on the federal, state, and local laws that affect pay practices
  • Lead audits on timekeeping, recordkeeping, and other compensation-related practices
  • Train employers on wage and hour matters
  • Review pay policies for compliance with federal, state, and local wage and hour laws
  • Respond to federal and state agencies regarding wage and hour compliance
  • Help avoid misclassification claims by auditing your jobs to make sure they are appropriately categorized as exempt or nonexempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements
  • Defend employers in collective actions and class actions involving wage payment laws



Ellis Bennett


Bernard Goodman



Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel


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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.