Fair Labor Standards Act consultation, Wage and Hour Division investigation assistance, FLSA self-audit guidance, review of independent contractor concerns, and litigation support.
Member of The University of Memphis Alumni Association
After retirement from an enforcement career with the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Morris Jennings established a Wage and Hour consulting practice. Consultation and other services are provided to employers, representatives of employers, and other clients - in all areas of the United States.
Morris has presented FLSA information, explanations, and clarifications to the Employment Law Section of the Austin Bar Association and to a CPA association. He has also participated in seminars and teleconferences concerning FLSA and SCA intricacies and basic standards, and he has spoken to trade associations and other employer groups. Articles explaining FLSA provisions and complexities have been published in employer-oriented periodicals, and Morris was the primary author of an electronic manual concerning the revised (2004) "white collar" exemption regulations.
For six years, Morris was a member of the editorial advisory panel for an employment law newsletter that was marketed by a respected century-old publishing firm. That newsletter was discontinued after the firm was acquired by another corporation.
Working Knowledge of Reference Sources
Wage and Hour Division Administrator Interpretations, Opinion and Ruling Letters, and Field Assistance Bulletins
Wage and Hour Division Field Operations Handbook
An understanding of the technicalities of FLSA and SCA
Knowledge of how these laws apply to various employment scenarios
Ability to determine whether an investigator's assertions of violations are correct (or whether the employer might have some "wiggle room" because of exemption potential, an alternative method of computing back wages, or the discovery of mitigating facts)
Enforcement officer with the DOL Wage and Hour Division (retired)
Since retirement from DOL:
Consultant to employers and their representatives
Consulting expert to attorneys (defense and plaintiff)
Education and Training
Specialized Training - DOL
Hundreds of hours of intensive technical training concerning
Interpretation and understanding of regulations
Application of FLSA and SCA to specific workplace scenarios
Enforcement priorities and mandates
General enforcement policies
Special enforcement policies
Academic Education Bachelor of Business Administration Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis)
Morris is not an attorney, and no legal services are offered or provided. Morris utilizes his experience and knowledge to assist employers, accountants, HR consultants, and attorneys, in connection with technical and procedural FLSA and Service Contract Act issues.
If you have a need for legal services regarding employment laws, it is necessary that you contact an attorney. Morris has worked with attorneys throughout the United States and might be able to make a recommendation.
Services are available nationally (via telephone conferences and email), including FLSA,Service Contract Act, and Davis-Bacon Act consultation, compliance assistance, DOL investigation guidance, self-audit coordination, and litigation support as a consulting expert.