The Department of Labor has strengthened its commitment to the enforcement of labor laws, cracking down on FLSA violations especially among low-wage industries. More FLSA claims have been filed since 2004, and offending companies have paid up, with one shelling out $85 million in back wages!
Review the Fair Labor Standards Act and double-check your practices with this new DVD program, Wage and Hour Compliance, which provides an overview of the law to help your organization provide fair compensation and cope with the DOL's tightening enforcement program.
Wage and Hour Compliance addresses key elements that DOL investigators are particularly keen on misclassification of employees and miscalculation of wages.
The program focuses on a key aspect of the Fair Labor Standards Act – the question of exempt and non-exempt employees, and their respective wages. It is divided into three modules. The first, Wages, defines basic compensation formulas and clarifies the definitions of "overtime" and "on-call employees." It then discusses the criteria defining an independent contractor; reviews youth employment issues; and shows when and when not to pay volunteers.
The second section, Recordkeeping, lists the employee data that organizations must record. This also covers accounting records. The third section, Errors to Avoid, cites common employer pitfalls and the corresponding preventive measures.Length: 17:00 Minutes
- Key points
- Perform the three "tests" to determine exemptions to the FLSA
- Grasp a more nuanced definition of "compensation"
- Calculate correct wages for a week, including overtime
- Deal with on-call, off-site employees
- Apply six criteria to identify an independent contractor
- Comply with youth-employment restrictions
- Avoid the wage-risks concerning "volunteers"
- Adopt proper accounting and recordkeeping procedures
- Avoid common employer errors
- Package Includes
DVD with Leader's Guide and PowerPoint Presentation
- Alternate Versions