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Course overview

Equip yourself with the information, understanding, and ability to correctly apply the provisions of the FLSA. Learn the general principles of the FLSA; how to determine exempt/nonexempt status, the administrative procedures by which covered work time must be compensated; how hours of work and scheduling of work are considered when determining overtime pay entitlements; how to treat time spent traveling away from the official duty station, including compensatory time off for travel; the responsibilities of those who ensure that FLSA provisions are not violated; and how the FLSA claims process works.

  • Instructor assistance and feedback on assignments
  • Facilitated blogging and discussions
This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level II.

Enroll anytime in this online course. All materials supplied. Instructor-based study. Self-paced; take up to six months to complete.

Equivalent Classroom Course: Fair Labor Standards Act (CLAS7101D)

Who should attend?

HR practitioners, administrative staff, and payroll technicians who need an understanding of the FLSA provisions to make informed decisions or advise employees or managers on FLSA matters.

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the history, coverage, and regulations governing the FLSA.
  • Describe agency, manager/supervisor, and employee responsibilities under the FLSA.
  • Make FLSA exempt/non-exempt determinations by applying exemption criteria to employees/positions.
  • Determine hours of work that can be credited as overtime by applying FLSA guidelines to a variety of situations.
  • Identify situations in which travel is credited as hours of work, and apply appropriate guidelines, including compensatory time off for travel.
  • Describe the guidelines for filing an FLSA claim

Course outline

Lesson 1: History and Coverage of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Administration of FLSA
Overall responsibility
OPM and agency guidelines
Management, supervisors, HR, and employees
Important Terminology
Exempt versus Nonexempt - What Does It All Mean?
Differences between FLSA overtime and Title 5 overtime

Lesson 2: Exempt/Nonexempt Determinations
Tell Me Again About Exempt and Nonexempt…
Determining Exemption Status
General principles of exempt determinations
Using the exemption criteria
Special situations
Specific exemption criteria

Lesson 3: Hours of Work as Overtime
Agency Responsibility
Overtime Work
Regular overtime
Irregular or occasional overtime
Suffer or permit
Special situations
Overtime and alternative work schedules
Overtime and compressed work schedules
Overtime and training
Overtime and meal periods
Compensatory Time
Standby/on-call status
Overtime pay calculations

Lesson 4: Travel as Hours of Work
General Principles
Official Duty Station
Travel category I: Within official duty station limits
Exceptions to home-to-work travel rules
Travel category II: Outside of official duty station limits
Travel for a one-day assignment
Overnight travel
Travel after normal duty hours
Alternative modes of travel
Additional Guidelines Regarding Travel as Hours of Work
Incident to travel
Uncontrollable circumstances

Lesson 5: Compensatory Time Off for Travel
Who Is Covered?
Compensable Travel
Crediting and Using Compensatory Time Off for Travel

Lesson 6: The FLSA Claims Process
Filing a Claim: General
How to File a Claim
Time Limits
OPM Decision-Making

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