Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wage & Hour Online Training Course
Wage and hour laws govern how employees are paid and represent a significant legal and brand risk for employers that don’t understand the ins and out of both state and federal laws. From a financial perspective, employers can be held liable under federal law for up to six times the amount of wages wrongfully withheld—and frequently in a class action setting. Often the problem is untrained managers, who don’t understand wage and hour laws that are often counterintuitive and difficult to understand. From a brand perspective, employers take a significant hit to hard-earned reputations as good employers if they are labeled as “wage cheaters” in the press. A significant wage and hour incident also impacts your work culture and employee commitment - and at very least creates an expensive and disruption distraction. Educating both managers and employees on what the law requires and the importance of reporting problems is the best, first step in mitigating risk and protecting your brand and reputation.
This is a general course to teach people the basics of both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and corresponding state laws. For employees, this course covers wage and hour law basics, a 50 state snapshot of wage and hour laws, the importance of time records and overtime, as well as common mistakes. For managers, this course covers wage and hour law basics, a 50 state snapshot of wage and hour laws, the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees, the importance of time records and overtime, as well as common mistakes. Both courses cover the importance of reporting concerns and mistakes - and seeking guidance whenever a manager or employee is unclear or uncertain regarding a pay-related matter.
Course length: 30 minutes
Audience: Manager and employees
- Covers wage and hour requirements in all 50 U.S. states
- Course meets employer training requirements regarding “meal and rest” periods as outlined by California Supreme Court in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court
- Teaches managers wage and hour basics to reduce employer risk of wage and hour class actions
- What are exempt vs. non-exempt employees
- The importance of time records and overtime
- Common wage and hour mistakes
- Gives learners access to Emtrain experts for best practices on this topic
- Tailored to include your branding and policy
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Melinda Riechert has experience litigating and arbitrating both class actions and single-plaintiff cases. Leader of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s labor and employment practice in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, Melinda defends clients in wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, trade secret, and all other types of employment disputes. Melinda has won numerous summary judgments, arbitration awards, and court and jury trials. She currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
In addition to her litigation and arbitration practice, Melinda counsels clients on litigation avoidance strategies and on California’s complex employment laws.