Labor compliance software

Stay on the right side of labor law compliance with fair scheduling and payroll reporting processes.

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Thousands of businesses like yours use Sling to help with labor law compliance.

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Schedule employee breaks

Make sure your schedules include labor law compliance with enough breaks.

  • Schedule custom-length breaks per shift

  • Automatically remind staff to clock out for or in from a break

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Pay employees correctly

Automatically calculate additional pay for special hours worked.

  • Award overtime in accordance with local labor laws

  • Enable holiday pay and compensate employees correctly

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Prevent clopening

Don’t accidentally schedule staff to close and then open.

  • Get alerted when you unintentionally schedule clopening

  • Schedule in accordance with local labor laws

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Run labor compliance reports

Modernize your personnel files.

  • View current and past labor, payroll and attendance records

  • Verify your business practices are within state and local labor law compliance

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Overtime alerts

Specify labor compliance rules for overtime and avoid scheduling employees for extra hours.

Preferred hours

Preferred hours

Indicate the maximum number of hours employees prefer to work each week and receive alerts if it’s exceeded.

Employee wages

Input base wages per position and ensure you’re providing at least the minimum wage for your local labor laws.

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Everything you need to manage employees and keep them coming back, all in one platform.

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Frequently asked questions

What is labor compliance?

Labor compliance is an umbrella term that refers to the laws and regulations for employee-based business activities, including:

  • Scheduling
  • Minimum wages
  • Biometrics
  • Breaks
  • Youth employment
  • Fair workweek
  • Payroll
  • Recordkeeping
  • Overtime

Federal labor laws do exist, but many states and cities have enacted their own laws to govern business activity within their area.

For example, California has a specific set of labor compliance laws that abide by and expand on the federal laws. But San Francisco has an even more comprehensive set of regulations that expand even further on the state and federal compliance laws that are already in place.

If you’re unsure about which labor laws and regulations apply to your business, consult with an attorney in your area who is familiar with your industry.

How do I maintain business compliance?

The first and best step in the process of maintaining business compliance is speaking with an attorney in your area who is familiar with your industry.

The next step is to make any changes to your business’s workflow to accommodate any laws and regulations that apply.

This may mean redoing your time-tracking process, tweaking your scheduling practices, changing when your employees take breaks, and any other reforms that bring your business into compliance with the laws in your area.

Why is labor law compliance important?

Consequences vary, but failure to comply with labor laws may result in fines, lawsuits, or other penalties for your business.

What are predictive scheduling laws?

Predictive (or predictable) scheduling is a subset of the labor compliance laws in some states and cities that makes it illegal for businesses to subject their employees to “just-in-time,” “last-minute, ” or “on-call” scheduling practices that make it difficult to plan non-work activities.

In many areas, predictive scheduling also protects employees from other unfair labor practices, such as:

  • Failing to accommodate (within reason) an employee’s request for time off
  • Scheduling employees to close the business (work late) and open the business (work early) the very next day (a.k.a. “clopening”)
  • Sending employees home before they’ve worked their full shift
  • Altering finalized and posted schedules with little or no notice
  • Making employees call in on the day they’re supposed to work to find out if they’re actually needed
  • Canceling scheduled shifts at the last minute
  • Hiring new employees instead of giving more hours to willing part-time workers
  • Levying penalties on employees who make scheduling requests, who decline to cover for an employee, or who refuse to work a shift added at the last minute

If you have questions about predictive scheduling or other labor compliance issues, consult an attorney in your area who is familiar with your industry.

Does my city or state have fair workweek laws?

Fair workweek laws are another subset of labor compliance that vary from city to city and state to state.

To find out if your business is subject to fair workweek laws and other labor compliance regulations, we suggest doing all of the following:

  • Visit your city government’s website for more details
  • Visit your Secretary of State’s website for more details
  • Consult with an attorney in your area who is familiar with your industry

Failing to comply with local, state, and federal labor laws can result in fines, lawsuits, or other penalties for your business. It’s best to cover your bases by doing your own research and talking with a legal professional.

Do employee breaks fall under labor compliance laws?

In many cases, employee breaks fall under city, state, and federal labor compliance laws.

On the federal level, businesses can choose whether or not they want to provide meal or rest breaks for their employees (the only exception being for nursing mothers who must be allowed to take breaks to express milk).

If a business does decide to provide break time, federal law stipulates that the business must:

  • Pay employees for any non-meal rest periods of between 5 minutes and 20 minutes
  • Schedule unpaid meal breaks of 30 minutes or more so employees don’t have to execute work responsibilities while they eat

State and local break laws may expand on these regulations but must, at the very least, comply with the federal laws just mentioned.

To ensure that your business is in compliance with all break and labor compliance laws, consult with an attorney who is familiar with your industry.

Why choose Sling to help manage labor compliance?

Regardless of the federal, state, or local labor laws in your area, the Sling suite of workforce management tools can help ensure that your business is in compliance.

Sling’s advanced features include:

  • Labor cost tracking
  • Labor spending optimization
  • Built-in time clock
  • Powerful communication tools
  • Task management
  • Reporting
  • Paid-time-off tracking
  • Integrations
  • And more

Right now, you can get started using the Sling suite of tools to streamline your workforce management (and compliance) efforts for free for an unlimited number of users and locations with just one click.

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Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

  • Private messaging

    Communicate with employees one-on-one

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Take it to the next level by adding tools for tracking time and optimizing labor costs.

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Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

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Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!

$4.003.40

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Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

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