Bella Capelli A Paul Mitchell Partner School FLSA Standards MGS 4300 – THREE
Your answers should clearly demonstrate your knowledge.It is essential that you support your conclusions with theories. Look for opportunities to show your understanding of the concepts.Define or explain terms.Be as precise as possible.Quantity as well as quality is essential for earning points.I am attempting to measure your critical thinking.Your written answer must be correct, detailed, and complete to earn points. Assume you are trying to impress a prospective employer or consulting client with your answer.The word count is a guideline.There is no penalty for going over the maximum but no extra points either.Going below the minimum is a good indication that your analysis is incomplete.
Donna Turpin was a plumber for AABC Plumbing until she was fired on November 19, 2019 for insubordination after she complained to the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor about FLSA violations.She had three complaints:
She often was required to work 12 hours or more without rest or meal breaks.She worked an average of 50 hours per week.
Beginning in September, she was required to train and supervise the 15-year-old son of AABC’s owner. The 15-year-old “shadowed” Donna every afternoon from 3:00 to 7:30. She found it distracting and felt she was being used as a “babysitter.”
She was on-call one weekend each month.These were the rules regarding on-call:
From 6:00 PM on Friday until 6:00 PM on Sunday, on-call plumbers were required to be at a customer’s home or business within 90 minutes of the call or be terminated. The plumber was paid once he or she arrived at the customer’s home or business.
The plumber would receive a text message with instructions to call the dispatcher for information on the emergency.
If the employee failed to respond within 15 minutes, the dispatcher sent another text and called.
If the plumber failed to respond 30 minutes after the first text, the dispatcher called and sent another text;
If the plumber failed to respond to the dispatcher within 5 minutes (35 minutes after the first text), the plumber was terminated.
AABC argued that Donna’s complaints were groundless because she was a supervisor and earned a salary of $3,000 per month.
Do you believe AABC has violated the FLSA?Support your conclusions.250 – 350 words