Joseph Godwin has a primary specialty in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other regulatory compliance issues. His work with all types and sizes of companies in various locations and industries has given him broad experience to help clients face FLSA liabilities and complexities and meet difficult challenges in human resources management.
As a human resources consultant, Joe has managed hundreds of FLSA issues for clients by conducting wage and hour investigations, providing litigation support and expert witness testimony and serving as a third-party investigator. He has negotiated settlements in federal and multistate wage and hour claims, and he regularly conducts extensive practice audits for clients regarding job classification, exemptions, overtime and recordkeeping. He is experienced in litigation support in individual employee compensation complaints and in collective and class actions. Joe is a frequent speaker on FLSA compliance topics and is a primary contributor to employer manuals prepared by FordHarrison LLP.
Prior to joining F&H Solutions Group, Joe was a principal in a consulting practice serving national and regional companies on regulatory compliance and compensation issues. He also has held executive positions for national and Fortune 500 companies, with primary responsibility for regulatory compliance and risk management.
Joe earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has extensive continuing education in employment law issues.