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In service for nearly a century, the Department of Labor is an executive department of the U.S. government. As defined in the enabling legislation, its duties are “to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the United States, to improve their working conditions, and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment." This course provides an overview of the wage and hour laws as mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Wage and hour laws have been in place for some time now; however, changes to existing laws and new laws do come about. The most recent significant change to the Fair Labor Standards Act went into effect August 23, 2004 and is defined by the Department of Labor as the “FairPay rules.” This law guarantees overtime protection to salaried employees earning less than $23,660 per year - or $455 per week - thereby strengthening overtime rights for millions of American workers who were previously denied overtime under the old rules. The Department of Labor enforces more than 180 federal labor laws. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers. Minimum wage, overtime pay, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation are areas of high concern.This course is intended as an introduction to the U.S. wage and hour laws. At the end of this course you should be able to: · Describe the purpose and of the U.S. Department of Labor and give a brief history of the various acts initiated by the Department.· 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.· Describe the Wage and Hour Division enforcement procedures for both unfair labor practices and collection of back pay.
Program Level: Basic
Advanced Preparation: None
Instructional Method: This program is a QAS Self Study offering.
Field of Study: Business Law
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