This course is designed for HR specialists and supervisors other who need to have a working knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act in order to be effective in their jobs.  For years both Acts have become increasing difficult to understand, yet alone administer correctly.  The purpose of this course is to give participants the skills,tools and confidence to correctly administer the compliance requirements of both Acts.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the skills necessary to:

– Understand the legal and regulatory responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and how these requirements affect day-to-day management,

– Determine the difference between nonexempt or exempt, and how to determine the exemption status,

– Count the hours of work, and what hours are deemed to be compensable as overtime,

– Understand the meaning of “suffer and permit” and how it affects overtime compensation,

– Apply comp time and credit time correctly,

– Administer hours of work in a telework environment and the internal controls necessary to ensure management is not entrapped into a back pay claim,

– Describe the FMLA Leave entitlements for federal sector employees,

– Discuss the differences between Title I and Title II employee and the different agencies responsible under the Act for its regulations,

– Describe the overall FMLA procedures under 5 C.F.R. §630.1201,

– Understand the basic FMLA leave requirements and the obligations of both management and employees have in under the FMLA leave regulations,

– To know what actions management may take, or not take, involving intermittent leave for FMLA purposes,

– To understand management’s responsibilities under the military caregiver provisions of FMLA,

– To know learn the interactions of FMLA leave with other types of leave,

– To cover the different requirements between FMLA, Workers Comp and ADA/ADAAA, and how to recognize your obligations under the three different laws, and

– To know the right of action for employees covered by Title I and Title II, and

– Explain the appeal procedures for Title II employees.