FLSA Fundamentals for School Districts and Community Colleges

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This workbook explains the requirements set forth by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  It provides supervisors, managers, and administrators with an introductory look at the FLSA and its daily impact on employees.  The workbook also dispels myth from fact about the FLSA and offers practical tips to ensure compliance with the FLSA and overlapping state wage laws.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Introduction and Summary of Requirements
    • What the FLSA Does Not Require
    • Remedies and Enforcement
  • Who is Covered by the FLSA? (Or More Importantly, Who is Not Covered?)
    • Introduction to Coverage Issues
    • Limited Exclusion for Elected Officials, Their Staff and Certain Employees of Legislative Bodies
    • Independent Contractors
    • Trainees / Unpaid Interns
    • Volunteers
  • The Work Period
    • Basic Workweek Principles
    • Public Safety 7(k) Work Periods
  • Hours Worked
    • Introduction
    • Distinction Between Work Time and Paid Time
    • Employees Cannot Volunteer Work Time
    • Rounding and De Minimis Rules
    • Employees Working in Two or More Agency Jobs
    • Meal Periods
    • Rest Periods
    • Standby or On-Call Time
    • Pre and Post-Shift Activities
    • Travel Time
  • Overtime Exemptions
    • The General “White-Collar” Exemptions
    • Special Exemption for Highly Compensated Employees
    • Special Exclusion for “First Responders”
    • Special Exemption for Computer Software Employees
    • Education Code Overtime Exclusions
  • Compensatory Time Off
    • The Basic Requirements
    • Use of Accumulated FLSA CTO
    • Education Code CTO
  • Record Keeping
    • Introduction
    • Information Required for Non-Exempt Employees
    • Information Required for 7(k) Law Enforcement Employees
    • Information Required for Exempt Employees
    • Timesheets For Exempt Employees
    • Posting Requirement
    • Preservation of Records
    • Notice Rights Related to the Affordable Care Act
    • Right to Express Breast Milk

This document is provided as a benefit to Liebert Library subscribers and cannot be shared outside of their organization. The information contained within is a template only and is not designed to address the specific and unique issues, internal rules, practices, and/or governing documents that might be in place at your organization. You should always consult with legal counsel prior to implementation of any documents.

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