The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the most misunderstood employment laws in the country. Basically, it governs the payment of wages and who must be paid overtime. To make things more confusing, the Department of Labor has implemented a number of exemptions to the requirement to pay overtime such as the White-Collar Exemptions and the 7(i) exemption for retail and service establishments. The DOL also allows different ways of computing overtime pay.
Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, New York and Washington have developed their own rules that are different from Federal Law. Thirty-three states have implemented minimum wages that are higher than the Federal Minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
Many organizations do not understand their responsibilities with regard to what types of positions qualify as white-collar exemptions, how to handle commissions, shift differential and production bonuses for hourly employees, and other nuances of complying such as handling training and travel time.
The FLSA is a Federal Law, but employers must know that many states, municipalities, and any type of governmental contract may have their own rules regarding minimum wage and overtime.
Maintaining compliance is critical to your business. Failing to do so can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars
Areas will be covered during the Session:
- The Primary Provisions of the Federal Labor Standards Act
- Tests to Determine if a Position Qualifies for a White Collar Exemption
- Other Exemptions Your Organization May Want to Consider
- Computing overtime pay for multiple pay rates
- Treatment of Meal Breaks, Travel, Training and Time Spent On-Call.
- Minimum Wage Requirements by State and Contract
- Recordkeeping and Posting Requirements
- What’s Going to Get You in Trouble?
- Action Items
Why should you attend this training program?
After going through this webinar, participants will know:
- Gain an understanding of the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Know the White-Collar Exemptions and how they are determined
- Determining other exemptions and overtime calculations
- Correctly calculating overtime pay for employees who receive commissions, production bonuses and shift differential
- Know the minimum wage in areas in which your organization operates
- When to pay for training, travel time, meal breaks or employees on-call
- Get an update on various State Regulations
Who will benefit?
- Human Resources professionals
- Small Business Owners
- Any and all industry associations
Bob McKenzie, has over 40 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on experience in all areas of Human resources management in all types of industries within the public and private sectors.
Bob has been cited in a number of Human Resources trade publications. Among them are HR.com, HR Magazine, HR Florida Review, Vault.com, BNA and the Institute of Management and Administration and the Business Journal. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences as well as audio and web-based seminars.
Bob is a graduate of Rider University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree and double majored in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior.