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Awareness of the various employment laws is the first line of defense in protecting your business. Get the insights and answers you need to handle the most common – and most critical – HR issues legally and effectively.​​

Guidelines for Proper Employee Time and Pay

How to Avoid the Time and Pay Mistakes That Lead to Legal Trouble

Employee “time and pay” is one of the most confusing and frequently violated aspects of employment law. Learn more about the rules you must follow to ensure every employee is paid properly and fairly.

Wage and Hour Laws
Wage and Hour Laws

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – also known as the “wage and hour” law – sets minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor protections and other pay-related issues. The FLSA covers many areas of your business, so it’s important to stay on top of the most critical guidelines.

In this chapter, you'll learn:​
  • FLSA Fundamentals
  • An overview of minimum wage
  • Overtime pay provisions
  • FLSA child labor standards
  • The role of the Equal Pay Act in closing the gender pay gap

With a better understanding of the FLSA and other wage-related laws, you can be certain your employees are paid for all hours worked, especially when it comes to exempt vs. nonexempt employees. Check out how to handle the real-life scenarios you’re most likely to encounter.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • How to deal with common time and pay scenarios
  • Ways to avoid top FLSA oversights
  • Advice on handling employee complaints and DOL investigations