FLSA Compliance Program
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal employment law that defines employer obligations relating to employee wages, hours, overtime, and child labor. According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), over 70 percent of employers are not in full compliance with the act and applicable regulations.
To ensure full compliance, employers must implement policies and pay practices that meet the act’s standards, and must notify employees of their rights and obligations. The DOL is enacting plans to increase enforcement of the FLSA and related laws by adding additional inspectors and investigators to their staff. Non-compliance with wage and hour laws can result in fines, back pay, front pay, penalties up to $12,080 per violation, and possible imprisonment for willful violations.
The FLSA and related DOL regulations impose specific obligations relating to the following terms and conditions of employment:
- Wages and hours worked -- Minimum wage, tip credits, hours worked, time records
- Overtime -- overtime exemptions, overtime pay, white-collar duties tests, salary basis policies, record keeping
- Child labor -- prohibited occupations, permissible occupations, limitations on working hours
To help employers ensure full compliance with this complex law, Personnel Concepts has introduced a comprehensive Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance Program. Our exclusive program is designed to help you establish good-faith compliance quickly and easily, while also providing reference materials and documentation forms that you can use whenever a wage and hour, overtime, or child labor issue arises. It includes a comprehensive reference manual, plain-language guidance on common violations, self-audit checklists, and a CD-ROM featuring digital forms and customizable workplace policies.
Who Needs It
All employers with two or more employees on payroll must comply with various wage & hour, overtime, and child labor standards included in the Act, regardless of whether they are dually covered by a state minimum wage or child labor law.
While many of the law’s complex provisions can result in inadvertent errors, government auditors and inspectors take into account whether the employer demonstrated a good-faith effort to comply. Posting FLSA compliance information in the workplace and using the customizable materials in included in our program can help you demonstrate good-faith compliance during an audit or inspection.
Lawsuit Prevention and Defense
Employers have become increasingly susceptible to individual and class-action lawsuits relating to wage and hour violations. Penalties for non-compliance and judgments in FLSA lawsuits are significantly more severe when a violation is found to be willful. Utilizing our program’s self audit checklists to identify risk areas, customizing a wage & hour policy using our CD-ROM, and documenting your compliance efforts can help protect you from potentially costly lawsuits.
If you’re not completely satisfied with our FLSA Compliance Program, you can return it within 30 days from the original date of purchase for a full refund, less shipping and handling.
Our FLSA Compliance Program includes the following materials and information:
- A 264-page reference manual with plain language guidance, overviews of applicable regulations, summaries of recent court decisions, and self-audit checklists;
- Reproducible documentation forms to ensure compliance with record-keeping requirements;
- An FLSA Compliance Resource CD-ROM with customizable policies and digital documentation forms;
- An All-On-One FLSA Compliance Poster to communicate critical information and policies to employees. (Poster only available with full program, FD-FLSA-SYS)