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Human Resources 101: Employment Laws You Need to Know (Virtual)

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Taking on a role in Human Resources is no small feat. Whether someone is new to human resources or needs a refresher on the fundamentals, our Human Resources 101 program covers the basic components for success in any HR role.

This virtual, instructor-led training course helps employees build the right set of skills and knowledge that they need to help them grow in their specific roles.

The Employment Laws You Need to Know module in our HR 101 program consists of 3 hours of interactive instructor-led training at the scheduled date and time. See the Objectives section below for a breakdown of covered topics. The other module in the Human Resources 101 program is HR Essentials, which can be purchased separately.

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This course has been approved for 3 SHRM continuing education credits.


The Employment Laws You Need to Know module consists of two parts.

Part 1: The Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage & Hour Compliance

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and minor labor law requirements affecting employees in both the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Key components of this nuanced law include regulations on how to properly classify employees as exempt or nonexempt, and instructions as to when time is compensable, such as time an employee spends traveling or in training. Join an ERC HR Advisor for a 90-minute crash course on how to navigate this federal law, and what you need to know to ensure compliance and avoid fines.

General course topics include:

  • What is covered and what is not under the FLSA
  • Classifying a worker as an Independent Contractor vs. Employee
  • How to calculate an employee’s regular rate of pay and overtime
  • What is considered compensable time
  • Properly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt
  • Making permissible deductions from an employee’s pay
  • Recordkeeping requirements

Part 2: Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act

Navigating the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be confusing, especially if an employee needs intermittent leave. The first half of this segment provides instructions on when and how to provide 12 weeks of job-protected leave to eligible employees. The second segment introduces you to the requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learners will get an overview of the interactive process, the legal obligations regarding reasonable accommodation, and when accommodation requests have caused an undue burden.

General course topics include:

  • An understanding of the FMLA notice requirements
  • How to determine employer coverage and employee eligibility
  • What is a “serious health condition”
  • When medical certification is appropriate–and what to look for
  • What to do when an employee has exhausted their leave period
  • How to comply with the employment restoration and benefit protection rules
  • Understand when an employer can deny FMLA leave
  • Tips on how to prevent FMLA abuse
  • What an employer must do to comply with the ADA
  • What is a reasonable accommodation
  • When an accommodation becomes an undue burden