Wage and Hour Law for Managers

  • Practical guidance for managers
  • Covers federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements
  • Covers state and local requirements and employer policies

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Why Train Managers?

Lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act are one of the fastest growing types of employee lawsuits. The judgments and settlements in these lawsuits have been massive, with several totaling over $10 million.

At the same time, state and local laws have expanded employee rights to overtime and have implemented mandatory rest and meal periods and predictive work scheduling requirements.

This course teaches managers their specific responsibilities for complying with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Unlike most courses on this topic, the training also addresses managers’ responsibilities for complying with state and local wage and hour laws, which often are much more expansive than the federal FLSA.

Clear Law Institute CEO, Michael Johnson, published an article on Why Wage and Hour Training for Managers is EssentialYou can read the article here.

Course Topics

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The course addresses the following topics:

Managers’ Responsibilities

Managers learn how to:

  • Know which employees are classified as exempt (not entitled to overtime) and which employees are classified as non-exempt (entitled to overtime)
  • Identify which activities of non-exempt employees are paid
  • Ensure that employees’ work hours are properly recorded
  • Ensure compliance with minimum reporting time and predictive scheduling laws
  • Ensure compliance with mandatory rest and meal periods.

Properly Counting Time Worked

Mangers learn the nuances of when non-exempt employees must be paid for the following:

  • Volunteering to work for free
  • Work from home
  • Work done over lunch
  • Off duty calls and texts
  • 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
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Work Scheduling Laws

Managers learn how to comply with laws relating to work scheduling, such as: 

  • Working during a meal
  • Meal periods in certain states
  • Rest period scheduling
  • Rest period scheduling in certain locations
  • Predictive scheduling

Managing the Time of Exempt Employees

Managers learn the answers to questions such as: 

  • 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 exempt employees’ pay if they show up to work late?
  • Can changing exempt employees’ job status or duties lose the exempt status?


The training can be customized to your organization’s specific policies and procedures, so that managers receive the exact guidance they need to comply with your organization’s policies.

Clear Law’s Compliance Advisory Team is available to review your wage and hour policies and procedures.



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