Preventing an FLSA DOL Audit

Wage and hour lawsuits against employers continue to rise at a record pace, while at the same time, the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor (DOL) continues to ramp up its Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enforcement efforts. View this free webinar, which will help you stay ahead of the game, highlighting preventive actions that will decrease the likelihood of a DOL investigation or wage and hour lawsuit.

In this webinar Sal Simao, former trial attorney with the Office of the Solicitor of the DOL, and David Prather, former Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the DOL's Wage and Hour Division, will give you tips for responding to DOL investigations.   

View now to learn about the latest DOL enforcement strategies and wage hour litigation trends. Plus, hear preventive tips to avoid wage and hour investigations and lawsuits, including recommended policies and best practices for conducting self-audits.

David Prather

David A. Prather

David Prather is co-chair of FordHarrison's wage and hour practice group and has considerable experience with FLSA litigation, including collective/class actions and representing employers in Department of Labor wage and hour investigations.

In early 2008, David left FordHarrison after being appointed by the Bush Administration to serve as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. His duties included oversight of the Wage and Hour opinion-letter process and meeting with Senate staff, employee advocates, and industry groups regarding FLSA policy issues.

David rejoined FordHarrison at the conclusion of the Bush Administration in January of 2009. He is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee (LRC), sits on the LRC's Wage, Hour & Leave and Equal Employment Opportunity subcommittees, and is a co-author of a Chamber white paper on labor and employment issues.



Sal Simao

Salvador P. Simao

Sal is a partner in FordHarrison's Berkeley Heights, NJ office.  Sal's practice focuses on the representation of companies in employment law matters with a specialization in wage and hour litigation and compliance. Sal also frequently defends employers against allegations of age, race, national origin, disability, and sex discrimination; sexual and racial harassment; and retaliation. His litigation experience includes representing employers in wage and hour class actions, non-compete claims and ERISA cases. 

Earlier in his career, Sal was a Trial Attorney with the Office of the Solicitor of the DOL.  During his time with the DOL, he litigated a number of novel and high profile wage and hour cases.  He also negotiated several unique settlements, securing remedies that were otherwise unobtainable under wage and hour statutes and which served as models for future settlements. Presently, Sal develops informal partnership agreements between the US Department of Labor (DOL) and Fortune 500 companies. Sal won several of awards including being the youngest attorney at the time to win the attorney of the year award and several Secretary Exceptional Achievement Awards.


View now to receive:

  • An understanding of how the DOL conducts investigations.
  • Guidance on how to best prepare for an investigation.
  • Tips on how to respond to the DOL findings.