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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Strengthening Your Wage & Hour Compliance Practices in 2020

Wed, December 04, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT Duration 90 Minutes

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Speaker: Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena

This activity has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

Overview

This webinar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the provisions of the FLSA. You will learn the proper calculation of overtime pay, gain an understanding of what is considered hours worked, what to do when state and federal laws differ, when employees must be compensated for training, travel time, meal breaks, and on-call status.

Why should you attend

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. 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. Additionally, State DOLs administer state 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a solid understanding of the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Assist your employer in being compliant with the provisions of the Act
  • Learn how to compute overtime pay
  • Understand the definition of ‘hours worked’
  • When must an employer compensate employees for training, travel time, meal breaks, and on-call status

Areas Covered

  • Provisions of the Federal Labor Standards Act
  • Three tests to determine if an employee is exempt from the FLSA
  • Six exemptions under the FLSA
  • Computing overtime pay
  • Timeliness of overtime payments
  • Treatment of meal breaks, travel, training, on-call time and outside sales under the FLSA
  • Minimum wage requirements
  • Equal Pay
  • Child Labor
  • Importance of accurate record keeping
  • Posting requirements

Who will benefit

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • HR Managers
  • HR Administrator
  • HR Staff
  • Small Business Owners
  • Non-Profit Administrators
  • General Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys
  • Accounting Professionals
  • Labor Unions
  • Professors, Instructors, Trainers


Your Instructor


Diane L. Dee
Diane L. Dee

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane's leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area.

Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification.

Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.


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