Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Training Course
The FLSA is frequently cited as the labor law that is least understood and most often violated by employers. Companies unaware of how the FLSA works subject themselves to serious consequences. Here’s why. As the makeup of a company’s workforce becomes more varied, and Congress and the courts widen the scope of the law to cover more types of workers, those companies that do not understand (or choose to ignore) FLSA requirements are likely to face costly violations.
Non-compliance with the FLSA can lead to hefty if not exorbitant penalties. In one case, a federal appellate court upheld a $24,000 judgment against a property-management company for failing to pay overtime to one employee as required by the FLSA. In another case, a maid service was ordered to pay some $4.5 million in back wages and other damages to 385 employees. When the maid service failed to pay the damages, the court ordered it to pay thousands of dollars per day in additional fines.
The Cintas, 30-minute Online FLSA Training Course clearly defines the essential requirements of the FLSA in easy-to-understand terms. Content includes quizzes, news briefs and real-world compliance issues that employees must become aware of and learn to handle appropriately. Topics include:
- FLSA — the big picture
- A look at minimum-wage requirements
- Understanding and calculating overtime pay
- Which employees are exempt from FLSA requirements?
- Which workers does the FLSA consider independent contractors?
- Child labor restrictions
- Rules of proper recordkeeping
- FLSA — violations and penalties
- FLSA — hot spots