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Overview

Wage-Hour Compliance Handbook: Practical Guide to Law and Administration is the most comprehensive reference available to payroll practitioners, human resource managers, and business owners. This one-of-a-kind reference includes plain-English explanations of the laws and how they affect you. The information for each state is organized in the same manner, making it fast and easy to cross-reference. The following topics are included for each state:

  • Deductions from wages
  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime
  • Payday law
  • Garnishment and other court orders
  • Child labor
  • Meal and rest periods
  • Jury duty
  • Prevailing wages
  • Equal pay act
  • Family and medical leave
  • Military leave
  • State posting requirements

Includes Numerous Tools to Make Your Job Easier!

In addition, this unique resource provides numerous tools to help you comply with all wage-hour requirements, including:

  • Time and money saving tips
  • Checklists
  • State law summaries
  • Court case analyses
  • Forms
  • Posters
  • Directories of state and local wage-hour contacts
  • Web sites
  • Index
  • And much more!

Note: Online subscriptions are for three-month periods.

Previous Edition: Wage Hour Compliance Handbook, 2018 Edition, ISBN 9781454884415

Pages 928
Last Updated 06/11/2019
Update Frequency Annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781543802641
SKU 10064996-7777
Publish Frequency Annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 000000000010073242
Table of Contents
  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO WAGE-HOUR COMPLIANCE
    • How This Handbook Can Help
  • 2. EMPLOYEE ELIGIBILITY TO EARN WAGES
    • Overview of Federal Work Eligibility Requirements
    • Eligible Workers
    • Employment Eligibility Verification
    • Documentation
    • Lists of Acceptable Documents
    • Unlawful Discrimination
    • IMAGE Program
    • The E-Verify Program
    • Employment of Unauthorized Aliens
    • No-Match Letters
    • State Legislation Related to the Employment of Undocumented Workers
  • 3. THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA)
    • Overview
    • How to Determine Who Is Covered by the FLSA
    • Minimum Wage Standards Under the FLSA
    • Determining the Applicable Wage Rate of an Employee
    • Form of Wages and Permissible Deductions
    • Uniforms
    • Other Items
    • Trouble Spots
    • White-Collar Employees
    • Tip Credits Against the Minimum Wage
    • Overtime Compensation
    • What Is a Workweek?
    • The Regular Rate of Pay
    • Examples of Regular Rate Computations:
    • Overtime Based on Agreement or Understanding
    • Time Off in Lieu of Cash Overtime Compensation
    • Joint Employers
    • Compensable Hours Worked
    • Waiting Time or "On Call" Time
    • Rest Periods and Other Break Time
    • Meal Time
    • Sleeping Time
    • Training Time
    • Travel Time
    • Preliminary and "Postliminary" Activities
    • Unauthorized Work
    • Child Labor Provisions of the FLSA
    • Coverage of the Youth Employment Rules
    • Minors Under 16
    • Minors 16 and 17 Years Old
    • Exceptions
    • School-to-Work Programs
    • Recordkeeping
    • Basic Records to Keep
    • White-Collar Rules
    • Record Retention for Three Years
    • Record Retention for Two Years
    • Notices to Post
    • Youth and Subminimum Wages
    • Learners
    • Apprentices
    • Messengers
    • Full-Time Students
    • Student-Learners
    • Workers with Disabilities
    • State Summary Charts
    • State Child Labor Guidelines
    • New-Hire Reporting Requirements
  • 4. EXEMPTIONS FROM THE FLSA'S MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME COMPENSATION PROVISIONS
    • Introduction
    • White-Collar Exemptions
    • Salary Level Test
    • Salary Basis Test
    • Model Salary Basis Policy
    • Salary Basis Requirement
    • Circumstances in Which the Employer May Make Deductions from Pay
    • Company Policy
    • What to Do If an Improper Deduction Occurs
    • Duties Test - Executives
    • Administrative Employees
    • Duties Test - Professionals
    • Computer Employees
    • Outside Sales Employee
    • Combination Exemption
    • Specific Industry Exemptions Under FLSA
    • Exempt from Both Minimum Wage and Overtime Compensation
    • Requirements
    • Exempt from Overtime Compensation Requirements Only
    • Partial Exemption from Minimum-Wage Requirements Only
    • Planning for and Conducting a Wage-Hour Audit
    • Compliance Checklists
    • Time Records Checklist
    • Child Labor Checklist
    • Payroll Records Checklist
    • General Compliance Considerations
    • Class Action Lawsuits Loom Large
    • How Real Is the Threat?
    • Risk Grows as Layoffs Increase
    • Where the Risk Is Greatest
    • Audit and Fix
    • Other Preventive Measures
    • The Bottom Line
  • 5. THE EQUAL PAY ACT AND OTHER NONDISCRIMINATION LAWS
    • Introduction
    • Equal Pay Act
    • Key Terms
    • Consistency is Key
    • Important Issues
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Pay Discrimination Claims
    • Protecting Yourself Against Wage-Based Discrimination
    • Compliance Strategies Under the EPA
  • 6. THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
    • Overview
    • Purpose of the FMLA
    • Employee Eligibility
    • Basic Family Leave
    • Military Family Leave
    • 12-Month Employment Requirement
    • Counting Employees at Worksite
    • Counting Work Hours
    • Which Employees Are Counted?
    • Computing the 12-Month Period
    • Date Leave Begins Determines Eligibility
    • Different Types of Leave
    • FMLA Leave for a New Child
    • FMLA to Care for a Family Member
    • Military Family Qualifying Exigency Leave
    • Military Family Leave to Care for a Covered Servicemember
    • Intermittent/Reduced Schedule Leave
    • Intermittent Leave and the FLSA
    • State and Federal Laws and Company Policy
    • FMLA Does Not Supersede More Generous Leave Rights
    • The FMLA and the ADA
    • The FMLA and Workers' Compensation
    • The FMLA and the PDA
    • The FMLA and COBRA
    • Company Policy
    • Posting Requirements
    • Other Notices to Employees
    • Recordkeeping Requirements
    • Granting and Designation of Leave
    • Employer Responsibilities Under the FMLA
    • Violations
    • Employee Responsibilities Under the FMLA
    • Notice
    • Certification of FMLA Eligibility
    • Required Certifications
    • Certification of a Serious Health Condition
    • Certification of Family Military "Qualifying Exigency" Leave 6-
    • Certification of Family Military Caregiver Leave
    • Making Contact with the Employee at Home
    • Return to Work and Fitness for Duty
    • Failure to Provide Certification
    • Employee Complaints Under the FMLA
    • Paid or Unpaid Leave
    • Employers May Require Use of Accrued Paid Time
    • Pay and Benefits During Leave
    • Deducting Hourly Amounts
    • Group Health Plan Benefits
    • Paying Group Health Benefit Premiums
    • Consequences of Failure to Make Payments
    • Cafeteria Plans
    • Recovering Costs
    • COBRA Health Care Continuation Coverage
    • Other Employee Benefits
    • Sick Leave Donations
    • FMLA and No-Fault Absence Policies
    • FMLA and Bonus Programs
    • Planned Closings
    • Employment Protection
    • Restoring Employee to Previous Position
    • Employee Protection from Retaliation
    • Benefits
    • Light Duty
    • The Right Not to Reinstate
    • Corporations and Joint Employment
    • Counting Employees
    • Joint Employment
    • Definitions
    • Key Terms and Phrases
    • Additional Information
    • Checklists
    • Compliance Strategy Checklist
    • Employee Expectations and Obligations Checklist
    • Employer Notices Checklist
    • Employer Recordkeeping Checklist
    • Employer Pay and Benefits Checklist
    • Military Leave Reemployment Rights
    • USERRA Basics
    • Covered Employers
    • Covered Employees
    • Notice Requirements
    • Employee Status During Leave
    • Use of Accrued Leave During Military Service
    • Benefits During Military Leave
    • Reemployment Rights
    • Benefits Following Leave
    • Service Time Counts Toward FMLA Eligibility
    • Posting Requirement
    • More Resources for USERRA Information
  • 7. THE DAVIS-BACON AND McNAMARA-O’HARA SERVICE CONTRACT ACTS
    • Introduction
    • Davis-Bacon Act
    • Who and What Are Covered
    • Who and What Are Not Covered
    • Application and Enforcement
    • McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act
    • Who and What Are Covered
    • Who and What Are Not Covered
    • Application and Enforcement
    • Compliance Strategies
  • 8. THE WALSH-HEALEY PUBLIC CONTRACTS ACT
    • Introduction
    • Basic Rules
    • Compliance Checklist
    • Notice of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
  • 9. STATE WAGE AND HOUR LAWS
    • Minimum Wage
    • Overtime
    • Child Labor
    • Payday Law
    • Garnishment and Other Court Orders
    • Meal and Rest Periods
    • Jury Duty
    • Voting Leave
    • Prevailing Wages
    • Equal Pay Act
    • Family and Medical Leave
    • Military Leave
    • Disaster and Emergency Services Leave
    • State Posting Requirements
  • 10. FORMS, PUBLICATIONS, AND POSTERS
    • Workplace Posters
    • Wage-Hour Forms
    • Government Contractor Forms
    • Family and Medical Leave Act Forms
    • Work Eligibility Forms
  • 11. FEDERAL AND STATE DIRECTORIES
    • US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov)
    • Key Personnel
    • Wage and Hour Division
    • Wage and Hour Regional Administrators
    • District Offices
    • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (www.eeoc.gov)
    • Headquarters
    • EEOC Offices
    • State Wage-Hour Agencies
  • 12. WAGE-HOUR WEBSITES
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