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In this course we discuss the wage and hour laws that apply to paying employees on the federal and state level.  We start with defining the crucial elements of wage and hour law including what is a work week, a work day and hours worked and how the hours must be tracked or accounted for. From this basis we discuss the rules for calculating overtime and the effects that other payments have on overtime including discretionary and nondiscretionary bonuses and commissions.

We then work through examples of calculating overtime correctly using both the FLSA method and the alternate (or commonly understood) method as well as what to do if the employee is working at two or more rates.  We discuss the minimum wage and how it can be different on the state or the federal level and what can be used as credit against it by the employer. 

Since federal law does not cover all aspects of paying employees, we need to concentrate on state laws in the areas of paid family leave, mandatory sick leave, meal and rest periods, paystubs and notices, how often employees must be paid, acceptable methods that may be used to pay employees, and handling terminating employees including vacation payouts. We conclude with our section on what can be legally deducted from an employee’s wages. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define the wage and hour terms work week, work day, hours worked, overtime and minimum wage
  • Recognize the differences between federal and state laws and when which laws would take priority
  • Discover how to compute overtime correctly under the FLSA
  • Recognize how to track hours worked to pay the employee correctly
  • Identify the requirements for how often to pay employees and by what method under state laws
Last updated/reviewed: October 20, 2018

65 Reviews (221 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the federal and state differences in wage and hour laws.
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Anonymous Author
Very informative! I thought the breakdown on pay calculation with discretionary and non discretionary bonus was the most informative. I think the examples really helped make it easier to understand. I was disappointed that it gave 2014 -2015 wage increases it came across as very out dated and made me wonder if anything else may be outdated. But I need to remember things change year to year but the concepts are the same. I just need to research current year rates which will help learn about each state as well.i feel like I learned a lit and think this would be great for beginners.
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This is a very informative course, and while it's tailored mostly for employers, employees working in payroll or accounting can also get a lot of insight into how wage is calculated and what the Federal and State requirements are. The instructor is very thorough and knowledgeable, and her overall presentation is clear and illustrative.
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Anonymous Author
Vicki has done a great job breaking down the complex issues surrounding the FLSA law. I like how she defines what is covered and what is not covered and also explains when you should refer to state wage and hour laws regarding specific circumstances. I can't say enough about her expertise.
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Anonymous Author
I have been in HR for 20 years, and I still found valuable information that I could use in my field. I would highly recommend this course for those just starting out in HR, as well as those HR professionals that may just need a refresher.
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As a supervisor to non-exempt employees in CA, I found this course to be useful in understanding what the rules are for overtime, breaks, vacation payouts, etc. The content was easy to follow and the examples were very useful.
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Good information on proper overtime calculations under FSLA, along with information on differences between federal, state and local laws governing wages and hours. Some areas may need to be reviewed for updating.
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Very informative. Vicki always gives good webinars and she has a vast knowledge of payroll and payroll law. Good links and sources to reference state vs. fed...just glad I'm not in CA.
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Yep, this is an awesome course. She knows her stuff and communicates it well. I would take the course and pay attention. It is a tricky exam if you're looking for credit.
5
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This course is extremely informative. The information pertaining to regular rate of pay is particularly helpful for those who know very little about it, if anything.
5
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This course is an excellent source of information for FLSA regulations as well as calculations! Vicki does a great job of explaining all the intricacies of the law.
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It is great to know the how to comply with the FLSA data especially with the proper calculations on the wage and hour calculations. Compliance is definitely key.
5
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Outstanding! Great examples. Provided more than sufficient details to clarify concepts presented. All payroll staff can benefit from this course.
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Anonymous Author
Very thorough course on all of the intricacies of hourly payroll. I never knew there were so many things to consider in wage calculations.
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Anonymous Author
Provided greater insight into payroll and the terms. Primarily relates to non exempt employees and the various requirements for that group.
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Anonymous Author
Regular rate of pay calculation and examples were helpful. Interesting to see the differences between federal and various state laws.
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This course was dense with information. It was very informative, a bit too much detail for the non-payroll processing accountant.
5
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I was really impressed with the amount of information that was presented, and with the engaging manner in which it was explained.
5
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The instructor gave a lot of specific information and examples which made it easy to understand and retain the info.
5
Member's Profile
Good overview and well presented. Would recommend to others who need to learn more about payroll requirements.
5
Member's Profile
This course highlights how many different requirements the compensation department needs to keep up with!
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Overall I felt the instructor was very informative. I always like taking courses led by Vicki Lambert.
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Vicki provided a thorough review and I really appreciated the detailed examples for calculations.
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I thought I had a pretty good handle on these rules, but the overtime calculation surprised me.
5
Member's Profile
learned many things I did not know about especially about differences in state and federal law
4
Anonymous Author
"Wage & Hour Laws" never take a day off! Great examples & we always need refreshers on W&H.
5
Anonymous Author
Excellent review course for payroll professionals; quite eye-opening for the rest of us.
4
Anonymous Author
Very good course. Instructor moves at a good speed, and makes the course easy to digest.
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Member's Profile
Good explanation of state variation in the laws Feeral law is silent on many issues
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Anonymous Author
A little confusing to follow, but very useful. I'm glad I use a payroll provider!
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Member's Profile
Very clear instruction and easy to follow. In-depth without being overwhelming.
5
Member's Profile
very concise and very informative information. would hate to live in CA.
5
Anonymous Author
A really good review of concepts and basics ! Energetic presentation !
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There is no correct answer for question #3. Can you double check this?
5
Member's Profile
Excellent review of regular rate and calculations to ensure compliance.
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed revisiting the calcs. Payroll nerd.
5
Member's Profile
Well present course. Instructor is very knowledgeable and engaging.
5
Anonymous Author
course was very straight forward and easy to follow. Not too long.
4
Member's Profile
Stated learning objectives were delivered. time allotted was fair.
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Anonymous Author
very confusing calculations, not real world scenarios presented
5
Anonymous Author
The instructor provided an excellent overview of the laws.
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Member's Profile
I learned a lot the rules to calculate FLSA overtime.
5
Anonymous Author
useful details for someone without payroll experience
5
Anonymous Author
Learned a lot on wages and overtime. Good materials.
5
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this was very helpful i learned things i did not know
5
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I was surprised at how challenging this course was.
5
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The material was presented in a very clear manner.
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Lots of general guidelines and websites to check
5
Member's Profile
Great presenter and valuable information.
5
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Nice thorough overview of the topic.
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interesting material, well presented
5
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Good payroll calculation examples...
5
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Clear knowledgeable presentation.
5
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Great course! Very informative.
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a lot of information to learn!
5
Anonymous Author
Detailed and thorough course!
4
Anonymous Author
Good detailed content
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Anonymous Author
Good overall review.
5
Anonymous Author
nice review course
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please stop,,,,,,
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Anonymous Author
valued course
5
Anonymous Author
good review
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Excellent!!
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Good
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Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Advanced

Prerequisite: Experience with labor management and familiarity with basic wage and hour laws and FLSA are expected in this course, be it through your job experience or through former organized study.

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Wage and Hour Law Compliance
  46:59Fundamentals: Definitions and Requirements Concerning Overtime and Hours Worked
  25:00Overtime: Definitions, Requirements, and Calculations
  13:45The Minimum Wage: Rates and Credits
Conclusion
  21:50No FLSA: State Only Regulations and Requirements
Continuous Play
  1:50:32Wage and Hour Law Compliance: It’s More than just Paying the Hours on a Time Card
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Wage and Hour Law Compliance
  PDFWage and Hour Law Compliance Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM