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Diversity in Human Resource Management - FLSA

Create a memo to the vice president of human resources summarizing your interpretation of the requirements of the FLSA as the requirements apply to this position.

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FLSA is Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal legislation designed to provide fair treatment to the labor. The Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) basic requirements are:
"Payment of the minimum wage;
Overtime pays for time worked over 40 hours in a workweek;
Restrictions on the employment of children; and
(DOL, 2014)
As per FLSA, workers are entitled to the minimum wage and overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay after 40 hours of work in a workweek.
FLSA Applicability :
- Executive, administrative, and professional employees are considered exempt under the FLSA and must be paid on a salary basis. Exempt employees are compensated not for the amount of time spent on the job, but rather for the general value of the services performed. The Act requires that their predetermined pay not be subject to reduction because of variations in the quantity of work performed. Exempt employees lose their exempt status when they are paid on an hourly basis or when the exempt employee's salary is reduced for a partial day absence from work.
- The Act forbids covered private employers from granting compensatory time to their non-exempt employees in lieu of overtime compensation.
- The Act requires that overtime be figured on the basis of a single work week (Sunday through Saturday) so that hours cannot be averaged over more than a week.
- There are no maximum hours limitations (e.g., restrictions on the number of hours an employee may work in one workday, ...

Solution Summary

The following solution discusses the FLSA policy.