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Wage and Hour Laws

Course Overview:
This course provides an overview of the wage and hour laws as mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The course describes how the DOL enforces more than 180 federal labor laws, and how these mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities. Areas of high concern include minimum wage, overtime pay, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation. In addition, the course examines the most recent significant change to the Fair Labor Standards Act that went into effect August 23, 2004 and is defined by the Department of Labor as the "FairPay rules."

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the purpose of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Recognize the terms commonly used by the Department of Labor.
  • Identify the specifics about the Fair Labor Standards Act including its limitations and scope of coverage.
  • Identify the specifics regarding basic payroll laws.
  • Specify the Wage and Hour Division enforcement procedures for both unfair labor practices and collection of back pay.
    Catalog Number: 99NEU06-tx
    CPE Credits: 1 Registry / 1 QAS
    Author: Colleen Neuharth McClain
    Advanced Preparation:
    Course Level: Basic
    Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
    Content Partner: SmartPros Ltd.
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Aug 22, 2014 / Mar 31, 2020