Fair Labor Standards Act (CLAS7101 & CLAS7102)

Fair Labor Standards Act

Fair Labor Standards Act


Equip yourself with the information, understanding, and ability to correctly apply the provisions of the FLSA. Learn the general principles of FLSA and the administrative procedures by which covered work time must be compensated; how hours of work and scheduling of work become important factors when considering overtime pay entitlements; how to treat time outside regular work hours spent traveling away from the official duty station; and the responsibilities of those who have to ensure that FLSA provisions are not violated.

This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management

Who Should Attend?

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




1.2 CEU's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn 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 the appropriate guidelines, including compensatory time for travel
  • Learn the guidelines for filing an FLSA claim

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Day one of two

  • Module 1
    • Introduction
      • Course objectives
      • Course agenda and time frames
    • History and Origins of FLSA
      • Provisions of the Act
      • Administrators of the Act
      • Coverage of the Act
  • Module 2
    • FLSA Laws and Regulations
      • Pertinent FLSA directives
      • Scope of each directive
  • Module 3
    • Exempt/Nonexempt Determinations
      • General principles of exemption determinations
      • Importance of making the correct determination
      • Applying the exemption criteria
  • Module 4
    • Distinctions Between Title 5 and FLSA
      • Understanding the terms used in applying overtime pay provisions
      • Distinctions between Title 5 and FLSA overtime pay entitlement
      • Identifying and controlling suffer or permit overtime
      • Computing FLSA overtime pay


Day two of two

  • Module 5
    • Travel as Hours of Work
      • Understanding the provisions of travel as hours of work
      • Identifying key factors that impact on travel
      • Understanding how FLSA travel differs from Title 5 travel
      • Resolving complex issues
  • Module 6
    • Other Impacts of FLSA
      • Understanding how various activities impact on hours of work
      • Understanding how activities associated with overtime interrelate with each other
      • Applying the principles of these activities when scheduling work
  • Module 7
    • Responsibilities under FLSA
      • Responsibilities for assuring compliance with FLSA
      • Understanding the links between the responsibilities
  • Module 8
    • FLSA Claims Process
      • Explaining the claims process
      • Procedures for filing a claim
      • Avenues of review
  • Evaluation and Close

Module 1

  • FLSA History and Coverage

Module 2

  • Exempt/Nonexempt Determinations

Module 3

  • Hours of Work as Overtime

Module 4

  • Travel as Hours of Work

Module 5

  • Compensatory Time Off for Travel

Module 6

  • The FLSA Claims Process

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