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HR Management Case Scenario: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Research and identify the salient features of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Provide a definition of exempt and nonexempt employees. State at least three criteria that differentiate an exempt and nonexempt employee. Research and discuss the proposed changes to the FLSA��"the first real changes since 1938. How do these modifications differ from the 1938 law? How will the status of exempt and nonexempt employees be altered? Do you think these changes benefit employees or the employer? Explain. What are the controversies associated with these modifications? Include the union's objections. Which do you prefer��"the current FLSA law or the proposed changes? Explain by giving valid reasons.

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The rules and regulations which pertain to full-time and part-time workers in the United States are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (Gutman, 2000). This governing body is responsible for creating the standards that dictate overtime pay, minimum wage, child labor standards, and provides record-keeping for all government and private employers. These are federal mandated standards, however states have the right to enact their own independent standards but they must include FLSA as a minimum requirement (Gutman, 2000).
There are two classifications of employees, exempt and nonexempt. Managers, supervisors, and executives are examples of exempt employees, and are differentiated from common workers because they do not have to be paid overtime, cannot spend more than 20% (40% in retail) of their time on ...

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This is a detailed 500+ word solution, with in text citations, and references. There are two classifications of employees... Managers, supervisors, and executives are examples...