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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

This FLSA training course explains the basic requirements of the FLSA, including issues involving minimum wage and overtime, how "exempt" employees are classified, independent contractors and recordkeeping requirements, among others. It is recommended for management-level employees and HR personnel to aid employers in avoiding FLSA disputes and violations.

Geography Covered: Americas | Duration: 30 minutes

Summary

Consider this: In a recent decision, a federal appellate court upheld a $24,000 judgment against a property-management company for failing to pay overtime to one employee as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In another case, a maid service was ordered to pay almost $4.5 million in back wages and other damages to 385 employees; when it failed to pay those damages, the court ordered to it pay thousands of dollars per day in additional fines. The FLSA is definitely a trap for the unwary — and unethical — employer.

The FLSA is arguably the labor law that is most often violated by employers. FLSA violations are likely to become even more prevalent as Congress and the courts broaden the scope of the law to cover more types of workers. As the makeup of a company's workforce becomes increasingly varied, it is more crucial than ever to be aware of how the FLSA works, and to undergo proper FLSA training to avoid fines and reputational damage.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • An overview of the FLSA
  • Minimum-wage requirements
  • Overtime rules and how overtime pay is calculated
  • Employees who are exempt from the requirements of the FLSA
  • What workers are considered independent contractors under the FLSA
  • Guidance from the Department of Labor on how to classify workers
  • Restrictions on the use of child labor
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Penalties for violations of the FLSA
  • FLSA hot spots
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (US)
  • Like with all our courses, the FLSA training  training course was written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

    All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

    We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and helps you build a culture of integrity and compliance.

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