Law Assignment Writing Service – Labour Standards

Law Assignment Writing Service – Labour Standards

Law Assignment Writing Service – Labour Standards

Law Assignment Writing Service

Labor Standards

There are all sorts of labor standards, many of which are industry specific. One very common set

of laws have to do with wage and hour rules, e.g., who gets paid overtime and how is it

calculated. Or, what are the qualifications to perform a certain job (quite often related to age).

Like many topics, there are entire degrees that focus only on labor relations. We canonly scratch

the surface of those laws most applicable to a front-line supervisor’s duties.

One ironic aspect for me is that supervisors are often in limbo or are straddling both sides of the

fence when it comes to being a manager and an employee. For some laws, the supervisor is not

protected but is responsible and liable for protecting the workers. In my experience, the

supervisor is more likely to (a) have both the hassles of being a manager and an employee than

(b) enjoy both the benefits of being a manager and an employee.

Essentially, labor standards and wage and hour laws cover general work parameters such as the

 The definition of work, e.g., piece work, contract work, and others.

 What is lawful work; what can an employee be asked to do.

 Types of employees, e.g., labor, management, contract, exempt, temporary, fulltime, etc.

 What days, times, and hours an employee can be asked to work and how they areto be

 The minimum wage and overtime rules.

 When and how can employees collectively bargain; how must a company react. This

 How are labor disputes arbitrated or adjudicated.

 How minors of different ages must be treated.

 How men and women must be treated, especially when doing the same job.

1. Define the following and discuss how they relate.

a. Hourly exempt vs nonexempt.

Hourly exempt refers to the jobs that require only a few hours of service and

involves free judgment of the same. Non exempt is the list of workers who are

protected under the FLSA. The hourly exempt employees include the lawyers,

doctors, etc who can be independent of their profession and may not necessarily

be practicing their profession under an authority. In non exempt, they are

protected by the labor laws and the employee also needs to ensure that they are at

least paid the minimum wage.

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b. Executive, administrative, and professional exemptions.

These are the types of exemptions applicable for executive, administrative and

professional employees respectively. The administrative employee would involve

an exemption if he or she performs the function of collecting customer’s income

details, etc. On the other hand, executive and professional exemptions holds good

for those who provide service to the customers in the form of products and other

2. Select a wage and hour, child labor, or similar law (or code;but not collective bargaining

because that has its own assignment) with which you or your company are particularly

interested and investigate it inmore depth. Post a one-page summary. Describe the law

and give the reason it is of interest to you or your company. Discuss any

problems/issues/opportunities (for you, the company,supervisors, customers, citizens,

regulators, etc.) associated with the law. Maintain confidentiality as necessary.

FLSA has provided the hour and Wage Law under the Hour and Wage division. It states that the

federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour which is a means of protecting the employees. In the

organization, my employer ensures that each worker or employee is paid the minimum wage.

The payment collection procedures are varied and ensures that each employee receives their

salaries on the date specified in their contracts.

1. Define the following and discuss how they relate.

a. Hourly exempt vs nonexempt.

Hourly exempt is related to the jobs that require only a few hours of service and involves free

judgment of the same. Non exempt is the list of workers who are protected under the FLSA. The

hourly exempt employees include the lawyers, doctors, etc who can be independent of their

profession and may not necessarily be practicing their profession under an authority. In non

exempt, they are protected by the labor laws and the employee also needs to ensure that they are

at least paid the minimum wage. Nonexempt employees are qualified by law to get an overtime

pay. The employees are exempt or nonexempt depends on: how much they are paid, how they

are paid and what kind of work they do. Employees who receive less than $23, 600 per year are

nonexempt and the employees who receive more than $100,000 per year are certainly exempt

(Coverage under the FLSA, 2003).

b. Executive, administrative, and professional exemptions.

These are the types of exemptions applicable for executive, administrative and professional

employees respectively. The administrative employee would involve an exemption if he or she

performs the function of collecting customer’s income details, etc. On the other hand, executive

and professional exemptions holds good for those who provide service to the customers in the

form of products and other services. The three tests for exemptions are: salary basis, salary level

and job duties. Administrative and professional employees may be paid on “fee basis”.

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