Wage and Hour Fundamentals

  • Practical guidance for employees on how to comply with wage, hour, and overtime laws
  • Covers federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements
  • Covers state and local requirements and employer policies
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Why Train Employees?

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 employees their specific responsibilities for complying with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Unlike most courses on this topic, the training also addresses how to comply 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 Essential.  You can read the article here.

Course Topics

The course addresses the following topics:

Non-Exempt Employees

  • Differences between exempt vs. non-exempt employees
  • Non-exempt employees must record all hours worked
  • Off-the-clock work
  • Unauthorized work
  • Training time
  • Waiting time
  • On-call time
  • Travel time

Overtime Pay

  • Overtime pay requirements under the FLSA
  • State laws and overtime pay
  • Recording overtime hours
  • When salaried employees can be entitled to overtime
  • Comp time

Meal and Rest Breaks and Scheduling Laws

  • Recording breaks
  • Doing any work-related activities during a break
  • Length of break may impact whether paid or unpaid
  • State rest and meal break requirements
  • Lactation breaks under the FLSA
  • State lactation break laws
  • State and local scheduling laws

Exempt Employees

  • Must be paid on a salary basis
  • Limitations to salary deductions


Employer Policies, Reporting, and Retaliation

  • Employer policies and reporting procedures
  • Non-retaliation policies
Accessible to Users with Disabilities

Unlike most training providers, Clear Law Institute ensures that its training is accessible to users with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Clear Law's training meets not only Section 508 requirements but also the strict requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria.


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. You can include your logo, and introductory audio or video message, and instruction on your specific policies.

Clear Law’s Compliance Advisory Team is available to review your family, medical, and other leave policies.

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