Compliance Automation and the FLSA

10/10/18 10:51 AM

Last week, the ONEMINT Blog talked about how human capital management automation can decrease ACA compliance risks and save you money, but ACA isn't the only government regulation covered by streamlining your employee schedules and timekeeping.

Compliance Concept. Word on Folder Register of Card Index. Selective Focus.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. To comply with FLSA, you need to verify, among other things:

  • If exempt, non-exempt and independent contractors are correctly classified
  • Whether meal and rest breaks are in accordance with regulations 9
  • When work performed “off the clock,” such as checking email at 3 a.m., needs to be compensated
  • Whether you’re handling overtime correctly

FLSA overtime regulations are in limbo. Originally blocked in 2016, the court will now hold hearings until it reaches a final conclusion, which will determine if the new overtime rules will be rescinded, change or take effect. Whatever the ruling, you need to be prepared for it or risk getting hit with a wage and hour lawsuit.

Automated workforce solutions can help you to accomplish the following:

  • Configure and adjust rules for time tracking, scheduling and overtime. 
  • Apply shifts, premiums, overtime raises, breaks and other rules as employees work and accumulate time. 
  • Ensure that employees receive the right pay for the right amount of hours worked.
  • Decrease the risk of non compliance. 

For instance, you can apply overtime rules directly to employee time cards to ensure employees receive credit for approved overtime hours that they’ve worked. Managers can also see, in real time, whether the time being captured is realistic and accurate, and they can monitor employee time patterns and correct problems before they escalate.

To learn more about how automation can regulate all types of compliance initiatives, download our whitepaper below. 

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