Compensation Resources

FLSA: Fair Labor Standards Act

The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

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Wage & Hour: WHD

The body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the application of tort and contract doctrines, and a large group of statutory regulation on issues such as the right to organize and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, protection from discrimination, wages and hours, and health and safety.

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FLSA: Overtime

The FLSA does not require that overtime be paid for hours worked in excess of 8 hours per day or on weekends or holidays. However, states are permitted to provide workers greater overtime protections than those offered by FLSA.

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FMLA: Family & Medical Leave Act

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows ”eligible” employees to take off up to 12 work weeks in any 12 month period for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a family member, or if the employee themselves has serious health condition.

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Exempt Employee

This is an employee who is defined by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as being exempt from this law’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. According to the Wage and Hours Division of the US Department of Labor, only “bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees” who meet certain requirements are exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws.

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Job Descriptions

Accurate job descriptions provide a basis for job evaluation, wage and salary comparisons, and an equitable wage and salary structure. In particular, well-written job descriptions should:

  • Clarify who is responsible for what within the company
  • Help the jobholder understand the responsibilities of the position.
  • Assist job applicants, employees, supervisors, and human resources professionals at every stage in the employment relationship, from recruitment to retirement.
  • Help management analyze and improve the company’s structure.
  • Provide a basis from which to determine whether a disabled applicant is otherwise qualified for the job and, if so, to assist in determining what accommodation would be required for the applicant to be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

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