Talent Development

What Every JMU Supervisor Needs To Know (TD2104)

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: Session 3 of 9

Description: The "What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know" series consists of nine workshops that focuses on the human resources role, responsibility, and tasks you perform as a supervisor. Each session centers on a different function and will emphasize practical understanding and application for supervisors. The series is structured to allow networking and discussion of supervisory challenges as they pertain to each human resource topic.

Notice: The learning associated with this series depends on your attendance and participation with others in all sessions. As a result, you must attend all sessions. Please review your calendars for commitment to the entire series prior to registration. Total class time is 27 hours. Please review the schedule to ensure your attendance at all sessions.

Session 3: 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 addessed by the FLSA which establishes many labor-related refulations such as overtime pay, minimum wage, and travel time. All of theses 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: Jennifer Kester, Assistant Director, Human Resources; Julie Byers, Benefits Administrator, Human Resources; Chuck Flick, Director, Human Resources

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