Complianceonline Fair Labor Standards Act (Flsa) Quiz

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Complianceonline Fair Labor Standards Act (Flsa) Quiz

The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA is one of the most important wage and hour regulations in the United States. The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. This quiz tests your knowledge on the specific requirements of this Act.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the FLSA, should the workweek coincide with the calendar week?
    • A. 

      Yes – it should begin on a Monday and end on a Friday

    • B. 

      No – it can start on a day of the week of the employer’s choosing

  • 2. 
    What is the employee’s exempt status based upon?
    • A. 

      Job title

    • B. 

      Job description

    • C. 

      Actual duties performed

    • D. 

      Employer’s discretion/judgment

  • 3. 
    How often does the FLSA require employees to evaluate worker performance?
    • A. 

      Every quarter

    • B. 

      Once in six months

    • C. 

      Once a year

    • D. 

      It doesn’t require performance evaluations

  • 4. 
    Katy is a personal assistant to an Executive Director and most of her work involves administrative duties like processing invoices, maintaining filing systems, scheduling meetings for top management etc. She is paid USD 450 per week. Does she qualify for an exemption under the FLSA?
    • A. 

      Yes, since she’s doing administrative tasks

    • B. 

      No, since she earns less than USD 455 per week

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is included in the regular rate?
    • A. 

      Discretionary bonuses

    • B. 

      Employee contributions for benefits

    • C. 

      On Call or On Duty Pay

    • D. 

      Stock option grants

  • 6. 
    A company’s salesmen visit customers to do sales presentations, but complete most sales from their offices at company HQ. Would they be exempt from FLSA requirements?
    • A. 

      Yes, since they visit customers

    • B. 

      No, since they complete sales from their offices and therefore do not qualify for outside sales exemption

  • 7. 
    According to the FLSA, how many hours per week can an employee older than 16 years work?
    • A. 

      50 hours per week

    • B. 

      40 hours per week

    • C. 

      30 hours per week

    • D. 

      The FLSA does not require a limit on hours per week for employees older than 16

  • 8. 
    According to the FLSA, when is double time pay due?
    • A. 

      The FLSA does not require double time pay

    • B. 

      When the hours worked in a day exceed 12

    • C. 

      When the hours worked in a week exceed 40

  • 9. 
    For non-exempt employees, would travel between job sites during a normal work day be considered work time?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    If a non-exempt employee is given a Blackberry and he or she checks email and replies to voicemail outside of work hours, would the employee have to be paid for this?
    • A. 

      No, since it’s outside of normal work hours

    • B. 

      Yes, he or she should be paid even if the employee is doing this without being asked to

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