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What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Session: 2 of 8

Location: Pathways Training Center

Description:

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): A Supervisor's Responsibility With Pay, Hours of Work, and Overtime

Why 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.

Outcomes:

  • 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

Presented by: Steve Hedrick, Assistant Director, HR; Jennifer Kester, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Employment, HR; and Julie Byers, Benefits Administrator, HR

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