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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Wage & Hour Compliance for 2021
March 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Global Wizdom is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), commonly referred to as the Wage and Hour Act, was passed in 1938 and since then has been amended many times. It is considered an Employee Protection Act whereby employees are generally presumed non-exempt and entitled to overtime pay. However, there are exemptions from this Act for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer-related employees. The major provisions of the FLSA are concerned with minimum wage rates and overtime payments, child labor, and equal pay.
The US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division oversees federal labor laws. Failure to comply with Wage & Hour laws may result in the employer paying the employee back wages, damages, penalties, attorney fees, and court costs, plus the prospect of civil and criminal penalties from federal and/or state governments. Therefore, Wage & Hour compliance is of the utmost importance.
Areas Covered in the Session:
• Gain an understanding of the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
• Changes to the Act effective 1-1-2020
• Understanding the 3 tests used to determine if an employee is exempt from the FLSA
• Learning the 6 exemptions under the FLSA
• Learning how to treat meal breaks, travel, training, on-call time, and outside sales under the FLSA
• Computing overtime pay
• Timeliness of overtime payments
• Minimum wage requirements
• Equal Pay
• Child Labor
• Importance of accurate record-keeping
• Posting requirements
Speaker: Diane L. Dee
Diane L. Dee, President, and Founder of Advantage HR Consulting, LLC is a senior Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience in the HR arena. Diane’s background includes experience in HR consulting and training & administration in corporate, government, consulting, and pro bono environments.
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