Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—What Supervisors Need to Know

Course Description:

This training presentation will familiarize you with the numerous requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). By the end of the training session, you will be able to comply with the basic requirements of the FLSA, including minimum wage, overtime, and equal pay; determine whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt; apply FLSA requirements to part-time workers and independent contractors; and identify and observe child labor restrictions.

Course Duration: 42 minutes

Why “Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—What Supervisors Need to Know” Matters:

Although you may not be directly responsible for administering the provisions of the FLSA, you must understand its basic requirements and how they affect you and your employees.

The FLSA applies in all states, but states are permitted to develop their own laws and regulations to provide even greater protection for their workers than what is provided under federal law.

In cases in which the two laws conflict, the law most beneficial to the employee prevails. Therefore, it is essential that employers understand both the state and federal laws.

Key Points:

  • FLSA is a federal law that applies to most organizations.
  • This law governs minimum wage, overtime, and child labor issues
  • Most employees are covered.
  • Understand the basic requirements of FLSA, including minimum wage, overtime, and equal pay.
  • Determine whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt.
  • Apply FLSA requirements to part-time workers and independent contractors.
  • Identify child labor restrictions.

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