The Danger Of Self-Incriminating Self-Assessments

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 2:29 PM EST) -- Faced with a potential onslaught of litigation, especially class and collective wage and hour lawsuits, employers may determine it is prudent to conduct self-assessments of their compliance with legal requirements and proactively address policies and practices that may be out of sync with what is required under the law.

Companies often rely upon internal resources, such as their in-house legal, human resources, internal audit and finance departments to conduct such assessments; they may also turn to outside counsel for assistance.

While these assessments may seem like...
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