ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deputy, an award winning workforce management software platform, has enhanced its suite of compliance tools to keep businesses ahead of U.S.-based regulations. Legislation such as the Schedules That Work Act and New York City’s Fair Work Week mandate that businesses provide more transparency and certainty about work schedules and income. Deputy’s mobile and cloud platform now makes it easy for businesses to comply with requirements including electronic schedules, diversified shift locations, limiting or eliminating on-call work, and preventing ‘clopening,’ the practice of closing and opening without enough buffer time.
“Last year nearly $2 billion in settlements from wage-hour lawsuits were awarded in the U.S., nearly three times the amount awarded in 2015,” said Derek Jones, Vice President of Growth, Americas, Deputy. “A shocking number of small-to-medium-sized businesses were targeted. The number of successful claims increased, due to enforcement and the appetite of whistleblowers. Deputy equips businesses to benefit workers while protecting their own operations.”
Originally created to meet the complex requirements of the Australian Fair Work system, Deputy’s mobile and cloud platform has the built-in flexibility to help businesses stay ahead of U.S.-based regulations. The risk areas added to the suite include: workers’ compensation claims, wrongful termination claims, meal or rest breaks, overtime, tipping, off the clock & time card accuracy, timecard rounding, minimum wage, biometric facial detection, skills and certification based on shift assignment, travel time and mileage, reporting-time pay, “show up” pay, PTO/leave management, predictive scheduling and Fair Work Week regulations.
“Most businesses intend to stay compliant, but the regulations are changing so fast it’s hard to keep up,” said Jason Walker, President of the Americas, Deputy. “A few bad actors that intentionally bypass these guidelines will face potential lawsuits and fines. Deputy wants to make compliance easy and get owners back to the fun part of running their business.”
For an overview of these compliance enhancements click here.
To register to attend the NYC Fair Work Week Webinar, co-hosted by Littler Law, click here.
Founded in 2008, Deputy is headquartered in Atlanta, U.S., and Sydney, Australia, with offices in the United Kingdom and the Philippines. As the ultimate workforce manager, and an Apple Mobility Partner, Deputy offers best-in-class technology in a cloud-based solution that simplifies scheduling, timesheets, tasking and other employee communication. This, coupled with brilliant mobile apps and one-click payroll integration, equips business managers with the tools they need to get out of the back office and into the action. More than 45,000 workplaces in 73 countries use Deputy to manage their employees. For more information, visit Deputy.com and follow @DeputyApp.