ERIC Number: ED430431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
What To Do When the U.S. Department of Labor Comes to Campus: Wage and Hour Law in Higher Education.
Flygare, Thomas J.
This pamphlet provides guidelines to higher education institutions for responding to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigations and complying in general with the wage and hour provisions of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It provides a hypothetical case study to illustrate some of the basic principles of the FLSA in regard to colleges and universities, focusing on DOL inspection rights, overtime pay issues, employee classification, and compensatory (comp) time off. The pamphlet goes on to discuss federal regulations affecting exempt (salaried) employees, noting that one of the most common mistakes made by employers is improper deductions from the predetermined salaries of exempt employees. It discusses the differences between executive, administrative, and professional employees and independent contractors. The pamphlet then discusses federal regulations affecting nonexempt (hourly) employees, focusing on the determination of the regular rate of compensation, hours worked, joint employment, alternatives to overtime compensation, and voluntary work by employees. It also reviews recordkeeping requirements and penalties applicable under the FLSA. (Contains 12 footnotes.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Compensation (Remuneration), Court Litigation, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Labor Legislation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Overtime, Recordkeeping, Salaries, Universities, Wages
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Coll. and Univ. Attorneys, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fair Labor Standards Act