Wage and hour lawsuits are one of the fastest growing types of employee lawsuits. The judgments and settlements in wage and hour lawsuits have been massive, with several totaling over $10 million. This course provides an overview of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and teaches supervisors and managers their specific responsibilities for complying with wage and hour laws. The instruction is customized to reflect state and local laws and organization policies that relate to wage and overtime issues.
The course will address the following topics:
- Knowing which employees are classified as exempt (not entitled to overtime) and which employees are classified as non-exempt (entitled to overtime).
- Understanding which activities of non-exempt employees are paid and properly recording those activities.
- Avoiding job changes and disciplinary actions that jeopardize the exempt status of an employee.
- Ensuring that employees’ work hours are properly recorded and that the documentation is maintained.
Under what circumstances must non-exempt employees be paid for the following?
- Volunteer time
- Work from home
- Work done over lunch
- Rest and meal breaks
- Time spent preparing to start the day
- On-call time
- Training time
- Travel for work
- Commuting time
- Time when employee specifically ordered not to work
- Can non-exempt employees be provided with compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay?
- Are all salaried employees exempt and therefore not entitled to overtime?
- Under what circumstances can you dock an exempt employee’s pay?
- Can you dock an exempt employee’s pay if he or she shows up to work late?
- Can changing an exempt employee’s job status or duties lose the exempt status?
- What must I report relating to wage and hour issues?
- What if I discover that a mistake has been made in someone’s pay?
- How can I avoid retaliation claims?
The course can be delivered on-site at your location or using webinar technology your supervisors can attend at their desks at a time convenient for them.
Employment Law for Supervisors Series
This course is part of the “Employment Law for Supervisors” series.