It is typically not difficult to become legally compliant, but it can be tedious. Knowing the law is the first step, knowing how to comply with the law is much more important.
After a thorough breakdown of their status, the staff at iVET360 realized the precarious situation this practice was in. Working with the hospital, we prioritized their many legal struggles and developed a customized plan of action for them. The first step was to create a new employee handbook for this veterinarian which was specific to their state. After more consulting and analysis, we additionally coordinated an alternative workweek election process and gave feedback to them on filling out the results.
After consulting with the practice owner, we also helped them create a new, compliant employee schedule and developed clear overtime and meal period policies that abided by state laws. Regarding their negative team members, we advised this practice on their legal rights in the termination process, while limiting the risk of unemployment and wrongful termination lawsuit risks. Finally, we referred them to OSHA consulting, a completely free-of-charge service which assists businesses in becoming OSHA compliant.