Paying Overtime Under the FLSA Part 1

Paying Overtime FLSA part 1

This is the first of a two-part webinar that will help you better understand the sometimes confounding requirements and procedures involved in overtime calculation. Calculating overtime pay for nonexempt employees sounds so simple. Common folk lore says you simply count the hours the employee works beyond 40 hours a week. Then you multiply that by 1.5 times their hourly pay rate and you’re done right? Not so fast! The truth is that overtime rules and the mathematics required to arrive at the correct calculation can be extremely tricky. That’s where ‘Paying Overtime Under the FLSA Part-1’ comes in.

Penalties for overtime violations can be severe with the possibility of fines, imprisonment or both! Add civil suits to the mix and the results can be devastating to any business no matter how large or small! And just to make it interesting, most states use the same definition to calculate overtime as the FLSA does. So one error can earn you double the penalties.

You Will Learn

  • What’s the definition of overtime under the FLSA– it’s not what most people think
  • What is the Portal-to- Portal Act and how does it affect overtime
  • Tracking hours worked and the use of rounding practices
  • The eight narrowly construed exceptions to inclusion of payments in the regular rate 
  • How to calculate the overtime premium
  • Using the weighted average method to calculate overtime when and when it must be done

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About the Speaker

Vicki Lambert

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company’s website www.thepayrolladvisor.com offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations.

With over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert has become the most sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.

A pioneer in electronic and online education, Ms. Lambert produces and presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California and is the creator of and instructor for their Practical Payroll Online program, which is approved for recertification hours by the APA. She is also the instructor for the American Payroll Association’s “PayTrain” online program also offered by Brandman University.

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You could also watch Part-2 of the session that talks about avoiding penalties