Watch it Now: Wage & Hour 101 Webinar

March 14, 2013

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continues to be a compliance challenge for employers of all types and sizes. Sometimes described as “awfully simple but simply awful,” the FLSA’s requirements are strict and unforgiving, yet there are still gray areas in the interpretation and application of the law. The flood of lawsuits under the FLSA shows that employers often find compliance elusive.

Concentrating on the FLSA, employment attorneys from Fisher & Phillips LLP review:

  • principles of employer coverage
  • employee vs. non-employee status
  • “hours worked” principles involving travel and other activities
  • proper overtime calculations and common violations
  • alternative pay plans such as salaried-nonexempt status
  • the duties tests for overtime exemption
  • “salary basis” rules affected by furloughs and other time off for salaried-exempt employees

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