Course Description

Empowering the Workforce: The Pivotal Role of the Fair Labor Standards Act

The 20th century bore witness to some of the most transformative events in American history. Among these, the New Deal's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to the nation's commitment to social justice and workers' rights. Enacted under the visionary leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the FLSA wasn't just another piece of legislation; it was a revolution, a societal shift that sought to right the wrongs meted out to America's labor force during the trying times of the Great Depression.

This groundbreaking legislation has left an indelible mark on the fabric of American society. The establishment of the minimum wage under the FLSA wasn't merely about assigning a monetary value to an hour's labor. It recognized the inherent dignity of work and ensured that every American could expect a fair wage for a fair day's work, thus laying the foundation for the modern-day living wage movement.

Furthermore, the act's introduction of overtime pay not only sculpted the 40-hour workweek framework but also redefined work-life balance, a concept previously overshadowed by exploitative work hours.

Perhaps most poignantly, the act brought an end to the dark days of child labor, a grim era where innocence was traded for productivity in the gloomy confines of factories.

This course doesn't just recount historical facts; it takes you on a riveting journey through the corridors of power, struggle, and change. Delve deep into the intricacies of the FLSA, explore the vigilant guardianship of the Department of Labor, and understand the intricate tapestry of labor laws that shape the modern workplace.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in a narrative that spans the highs and lows of the American labor movement, a story where hope triumphs over despair, where the future is forged by understanding the past? Enroll now and become part of the dialogue on the evolution and future of workers' rights.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Define the role of the DOL and the FLSA.
  • Describe the Fair Labor Standards Act principles.
  • Summarize time-of-payment requirements.
  • Summarize the minimum wage regulations.
  • Summarize child labor regulations.
  • Summarize overtime pay regulations and basic hours worked issues.
  • Summarize exceptions and unusual cases.
  • Describe state protections.
  • Recognize compensatory time-off.
  • Describe the section 207(k) exemption rules.
  • Describe record keeping requirements.
  • Summarize consequences of violations.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Motives for Taking this Course 2 points
Lesson 1 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 2 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 3 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 4 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 5 Quiz 9 points
Lesson 6 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 7 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 8 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 9 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 10 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 11 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 12 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 13 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 14 Quiz 10 points
Lesson 15 Quiz 9 points
The Final Exam 75 points
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