Human Resources

What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

Wed, 3 Apr 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session: 3 of 9

Location: Pathways Training Center


The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): A supervisor’s responsibility with pay, hours of work, and overtime:

Why are some employees exempt from overtime pay? Can I give my administrative assistant some “comp time” for working additional hours on a certain project? How much overtime can an employee receive? Do I have to pay my employee for driving to and from a conference? If my employee arrives for work before the scheduled start time, do I pay them for that time? These are just a few of the questions that are addressed by the FLSA which establishes many labor-related regulations such as overtime pay, minimum wage, and travel time. All of these regulations can be confusing, and if misunderstood, can lead to inadvertent errors and potentially costly lawsuits. JMU along with its supervisors and employees have a responsibility to be familiar with and follow the provisions of the FLSA.


  • Understand the basics of the Act and reviewing the recent changes
  • Eliminate misconceptions
  • Troubleshoot the most common problems
  • Learn what their responsibility is as a supervisor

Facilitated by: Julie Byers, Benefits Administrator, Jennifer Kester, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Employment, and Chuck Flick Assistant Director of Human Resources

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