Wage & Hour Compliance Advisor
Shannon Coleman-Cryer is a former Federal Investigator with eight years of experience with the United States Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD). Shannon investigated and resolved issues and enforced compliance in cases related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), and the Service Contract Act (SCA). She conducted outreach training with firms, owners, managers, governmental agencies, and attorney representatives to ensure and maintain compliance with federal labor laws. Shannon specialized in detecting payroll violations of the Minimum Wage, Overtime, Record-Keeping, and Child Labor Laws.
Shannon’s career in government began in 2006 with the National Finance Center (NFC) and continued to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). During her tenure with the federal government, Shannon assisted with answering and resolving equal employment and union disputes. She performed various roles within payroll, creating and enforcing standard operating procedures, and supporting department heads in implementing policy and ensuring compliance for various federal agencies.
Prior to her government service, Shannon was employed for nine years within the casino industry in various departments. She held positions in security, table games, financial planning and analysis, risk management, and retail at the Grand Casino in Mississippi and at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans.
Shannon is a New Orleans native. She graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Law and attended the University of New Orleans Executive MBA program. During her spare time, Shannon enjoys playing Rummy 5000 and Spades with friends (where she frequently wins), reading, and taking long drives.