Essay on Human Resources Analysis

1329 Words Apr 25th, 2012 6 Pages
Human Resources Analysis
Savannah Hayes
SEC 370

Debbie Travis

Human Resources Analysis
In the United States there are many labor laws that the cooperate world must up hold by, these laws seem complicated but are actually quite simple once you break them down. For instance, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, as amended, provides for minimum standard for that of both wages and overtime entitlements by employees, and spells out the administrative procedures that needs to be taken by which covered all work time must be compensated for. FLSA also includes provisions related to child labor laws, equal pay, and portal-to-portal activities (U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 2009). Most Illinois employers are covered
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The employees in Illinois are classified as non-exempt and receive hourly wages and then some are classified as exempt, exempt employees are compensated by the means of annual salaries. The Fair Labor Standards Act is administered and regulated by the United States Department of Labor’s Standards Administration’s Hour and Wage Division. However, the Illinois Department of Labor provides the following exempt and non-exempt employees… Non-exempt employee’s duties consist of driving vehicles, operating machinery, repairing equipment, bookkeeping, cashier work, food service and preparation, delivering merchandise, and so on. Now those exempt employees duties consist of items such as scheduling employees, hiring and firing employees, formulating personnel policies, determining credit policies, determining staffing levels, assessing employee performance, making company investment decisions and so on. As for the non-exempt employees in Illinois are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act that requires employers to pay employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federally known minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular rates of pay. However, for those of nonagricultural operations, it comes to restrict the hours that children under the age of 16 years-old can work and forbid the employment of children under the age of 18 years-old in certain jobs that are and maybe deemed too dangerous for them to handle.…