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Applying the Fair Labor Standards Act
This paper applies the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to two job descriptions to determine if they qualify for an exemption.
# 152783 | 1,093 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 29, 2013 in Business (Law) , Law (Business)

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The paper discusses the administrative and learned professional exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and applies them to two jobs; a department secretary and a director of a vocational nursing program. The paper explains why the position of department secretary is non-exempt in terms of FLSA standards but the position of director is exempt from the FLSA standards based on the learned professional exemption. The paper compares these two jobs and finds that the main differences between them include the level of education and specialization required, as well as the intensity of work duties.

Job Description: Department Secretary
Job Description: Director of Vocational Nursing Program

From the Paper:

"The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was implemented to ensure that employees are treated fairly and compensated reasonably for the work that they perform (Chamberlain, Kaufman and Jones Attorneys, 2003). The Act is specifically designed to address issues such as overtime and minimum wage. To maintain a platform of fairness, the FLSA is only applicable to a certain amount of jobs where certain criteria are met. For other work, exemption is applied. Exemption generally depends upon three basic factors: the amount of payment received; the manner of payment; and the type of work performed.
"For the purpose of the job descriptions provided here, Administrative and Learned Professional Exemption are applicable. According to the University of Washington (2010), administrative exemption is in effect when the employee receives no less than $455 per week on a salary or fee basis, he or she must perform office or non-manual work as a primary function, which directly relates to the operations of the employer, and exercise discretion and independent judgment in matters of significant. All three criteria must be met for the position to be exempt from FLSA requirements."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chamberlain, Kaufman and Jones Attorneys (2003). FLSA Coverage. Retrieved from:
  • Cornell University Law School. (2010). U.S. Code, Title 29, Chapter , 213. Retrieved from:
  • Human Resource Services. (2008). Fair Labor Standards Act Classification and Overtime. Retrieved from:
  • Panola College (2009). Job Description: Department Secretary; Job Description: Director of Vocational Nursing Program. Retrieved from
  • University of Washington (2010). Overtime for Non-Academic Staff: FLSA - Overtime Eligibility & Exemption. Retrieved from:

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