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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA is enforced by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for federal employees, and special rules apply to state and local government employment involving fire protection and law enforcement activities, volunteer services, and compensatory time off instead of cash overtime pay.  Indian tribes are often required by certain federal contracts and grant awards to comply with FLSA on such projects as construction projects. Some tribes have adopted select FLSA provisions to apply to employees who are typically not exempt from FLSA.  Still, some state, local and tribal governments have established minimum salary levels that are considerably higher than previous minimum pay levels.

On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule that updated the overtime regulations, affecting “white collar” overtime exemptions. The new regulations were intended to provide for an increase in the salary threshold needed to qualify for overtime exemption from $455 per week ($23,600 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year).  Organizations that employ workers with salaries under $47,476 a year will be directly affected by the new regulations. Implementation of the regulations has been delayed.  However, tribes need to consider the methods and solutions to address the impacts of the new regulations. Tribes must be aware and prepare to comply with the new requirements.

This course is designed specifically for tribal governments, tribal organizations and tribal enterprises. It is designed to provide participants with applied knowledge and understanding of FLSA provisions; and how they will affect employee regular pay, overtime pay and travel. By attending this course participants will have a working knowledge of FLSA rules and the tribes should consider if they are planning to adopt minimum wage levels.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal council members, tribal administrators, executive directors, tribal personnel directors and staff, tribal administrators, program directors, and managers; tribal finance and accounting staff; tribal boards of directors.

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Contracts & Grants Compliance

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  • OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements (aka “Super Circular”)
  • Practicum for Federal Line Officers & Federal Awarding Officials
  • Federal Grant Management Principles
  • Contract Scopes of Work & Annual Funding Agreements
  • Contract Law & Administration
  • Accounting Basics for Tribes
  • Single Audit Act: Preparation & Follow Up
  • Indirect Cost Principles: Contract Support Costs
  • Preparing Indirect Cost Rate Proposals
  • QuickBooks™ and Accounting Principles
  • Financial Management Systems & Reporting Requirements (GASB)
  • Contract Appeals, Disputes & Federal Tort Claims Act under Pub. L. 93-638
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Tribal Governance Training Series

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  • Tribal Council – Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Tribally-Controlled Schools Boards of Directors
  • Tribal Enterprise Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Robert’s Rules of Order: Mastering the Basics
  • Evolution of Federal Indian Law & Policy
  • Strategic Planning in Indian Country
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Tribal Administrative and Management

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  • Records Management Principles
  • Fair Labor Standards: Compliance for Tribes
  • Federal Travel Regulations – Temporary Duty Travel
  • Tribal Employment Law
  • MSOffice for Professionals
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