Karen K. Clampitt

Karen K. Clampitt has 27 years experience with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standard Administration, Wage and Hour Division, where she retired as the Assistant District Director. Karen has extensive experience in the laws and regulations that apply to businesses and governments, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, labor standards associated with various government contracts and laws applicable to agricultural employers.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge , Louisiana .  She joined LCC in 2006.  

Labor Consultants Central, Inc. 
5009 Pike Drive
Metairie ,  Louisiana   70003                         
(504) 309-3802 phone / fax
Website:  www.laborguys.com
e-mail: laborconsultants2@gmail.com

Professional Qualifications
Areas of Specialization:                          
Fair Labor Standards Act
Family and Medical Leave Act
Equal Pay Act
Davis Bacon & Related Acts
Service Contract Act
Agricultural Worker Protections                   
Age Discrimination in Employment Act  

Louisiana State University   B.A. in Psychology                                             

Seminars/ Training                                           
On Site Compliance Audits                                                                   
Litigation Support- Expert Witness  

Professional Background
U. S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Act
Wage and Hour Division
Wage and Hour Investigator --1979-1994
Assistant District Director --1994-2006 (retired)  

Labor Consultants Central, Inc. Consultant  --  2006  -  present  

Overview of Responsibilities
As an Investigator, investigations of private and public employers to determine and enforce compliance with various laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division were conducted. Engaged in informational programs such as workshops and seminars and conducted surveys to gather labor statistical information. 
As the Assistant District Director duties involved recruiting, training and supervising Investigators and clerical staff and conducting potential complex civil and criminal litigation cases.
As a Consultant for Labor Consultants Central, services have been performed for employers in the public and private sectors by conducting seminars, workshops and audits to assist in compliance efforts. Negotiations with U. S. Department of Labor representatives to resolve charges of violations and/ or assessments of civil money penalties. Litigation support services to attorneys by investigation of facts, application of the law and computations of any back wages that may be due, and as an Expert Witness.  

Courts  -
Expert Witness

During career with U. S. Dept. of Labor, ESA, Wage Hour Division From 1979 to 2006 I testified as a fact and/or expert witness in suits filed by the US DOL before Administrative Law Judges.  

Audit Services

Professional and technical expertise provided in connection with the conduction of audits, which involve a comprehensive evaluation, and analysis of compliance with the various requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other labor laws. Particular emphasis is given to the integrity of FLSA classification system for exempt and non-exempt personnel relative to the payment of overtime or compensatory time and record keeping requirements. Audits involve the analysis and evaluations of job descriptions and specific functional responsibilities of employees. Evaluations include the integrity of the exempt or non-exempt classifications under the FLSA and also include issues such as travel time, interrupted lunch periods, compensatory time accruals and usage, on-call or stand-by time, preliminary and postliminary activities, educational and training functions, and minimum working time requirements prior to crediting of working time for overtime or compensatory time requirements.  



Allen & Gooch, Lafayette , LA
Avant & Falcon, Baton Rouge , LA W.
Brian Babin, Baton Rouge , LA
Breazeale Sachse & Wilson , L.L.P., Baton Rouge , LA
Charfoos & Christensen, P.C., Detroit , MI
Brian D. Farrington, Attorney at Law, Ft. Worth , TX
Kean Miller Hawthorne D'Armond McCowan & Jarman LLP, Baton Rouge , LA
Lemle & Kelleher, L.L.P., New Orleans , LA
Onebane, Bernard, Torian, Diaz, McNamara & Abell, Lafayette , LA
Phelps, Dunbar, L.L.P., Baton Rouge , LA
Poynter, Mannear & Colomb, PLC, Baton Rouge , LA
Randall A. Smith & Associates, Ventura , CA
Taylor , Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.L.P., Baton Rouge , LA
Wedstrup, Klick & Associates, Long Beach , CA
Winston & Strawn, Los Angeles , CA 
Tieszen Law Office, Pierre , SD    

Governmental Sector

La. Division of Administration,
Economic Development,
Heath & Hospitals,
Public Safety,
Wild Life & Fisheries,
Family Services,
Office of Risk Management
La. Supreme Court
Louisiana Municipal Association (On retainer for all cities, towns and villages in Louisiana )     
University of Louisiana System (McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Southeastern University, Northwestern State University, University of Louisiana- Monroe, University of Louisiana- Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, and Grambling) 
Allen Parish Ambulance Service,
LA Assessor’s Office, Livingston , LA
Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau, Baton Rouge , LA
Clerk of Court, Livingston , LA
Clerk of Court, West Baton Rouge Parish,
LA DeSoto Parish EMS, Mansfield , LA
Fifth La. Levee District , LA
Iberia Parish Government, New Iberia , LA
La. State Licensing Board for Contractors,  Baton Rouge , LA
Livingston Parish, LA –Office of Parish President Livingston Parish, LA –
Office of the Sheriff Lynn County , Iowa
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Baton Rouge , LA
Iberville Parish School Board, Plaquemine , LA
Natchitoches Parish School Board, Natchitouches , LA
Ouchita Parish School Board, Monroe , LA
Plaquemines Parish School Board, Belle Chasse, LA
Pointe Coupee Parish School Board, New Roads, LA
St. John the Baptist Parish School Board, Reserve, LA
St. Helena Parish School Board, Greensburg , LA
St. Mary Parish School Board, Centerville , LA
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, Houma , LA
Williamson County , TX
City of Goodyear , AZ
City of Norfolk , VA
City of Waco , TX                                    
Town of Flower Mound, TX  

Private Sector

Acadian Ambulance Service, Lafayette , LA  
Affiliated Blind of La. , Lafayette , LA
Amedisys, Baton Rouge , LA
Blue Flash Trucking, Baton Rouge , LA
Burlington Resources, Houston , TX
C. & C. Technology, Lafayette , LA
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Houston , TX
Chiles Offshore, Houston , TX
Cintas Corp., New Orleans , LA
Diamond B Construction, Alexandria , LA
Doerle Food Service, Inc., New Iberia , LA
Durham Autoplex, Hammond , LA
Intertrust Armored Car, Lafayette , LA  
Lexus of New Orleans , No, LA
Lo Vac Trucking , Lottie , LA
Med Express, Pineville , LA
Neill Corporation , Hammond , LA
PhychSolutions, Coral Gables , FL
Sun Paper Co., Medley, FL
Terrebonne (A. R.C.), Houma , LA
The Simon Group, Miami , FL
Westerman Enterprises, Baton Rouge , LA 
Turner Industries, Baton Rouge, LA

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