How well do you know federal labor laws?

Take the federal labor law quiz to test your knowledge, and share it at your workplace. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to remain in compliance with all applicable labor laws at your business. As an employee, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with federal employment laws as well. The questions are multiple choice and true or false, and should take only a few minutes.
Remember this is not official legal advice. If you have any concerns, it’s best to consult an employment lawyer. 

Take the Quiz Below

Am I required to provide paid sick days to a full-time employee under federal law and, if so, how many hours?

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Can an employee under the age of 18 operate a meat slicer, drive a motorized vehicle for deliveries, or operate bakery machinery?

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How long do you need to store employee time card data?

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According to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Is there a daily overtime threshold nationally?

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Overtime is calculated weekly and counts as OT if the employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek.

Are adult employees required to take a rest break under federal law? After how many hours?

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Under federal law, are meal breaks required for adults?

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Do I have to pay for a meal break?

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Do I have to pay for a 15 minute rest break even if I’m not required to allow rest breaks?

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Am I required to provide pay if an employee does not work on a holiday?

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Am I required to pay a premium rate if an employee works a holiday?

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Can a manager participate in tip sharing or tip pooling?

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Is it legal to employ delivery drivers that are under the age of 18?

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Federal Labor Law Quiz
You're an HR law pro!
Sounds like you know federal labor laws! Congratulations!
You're on your way to knowing employment law basics!
You did well! But double-check the correct answers below and make sure you're following federal laws.
You've got a great start!
Take a close look at the correct answers and make sure you're following federal labor laws at your business. Compliance mistakes can be costly!
Uh oh. Time to do a little more research and double-check your employee policies.
Looks like you've got some studying up to do. Make sure you're familiar with these common labor law scenarios, and double-check your employee handbook to be sure you're in compliance.

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What should I do if I didn’t get a perfect score on the quiz?

Time to study up! And if you didn’t know that you need to store employee time cards even after they’ve left your workplace, good news: Homebase can help. On Homebase Essentials plan and above, we’ll store your employeestime cards with edit history (including who made the edit) for four years. Longer than the law requires. If there’s a disagreement around hours worked, you’ll have all the data you need.

Where can I learn more about federal employment law?

Start with the Federal Department of Labor, followed by the department of labor website for your specific state (which may have a different name).

What topics are covered by the federal labor law quiz?

This quiz covers topics like federal minimum wage, sick leave and medical leave rules, workers’ compensation laws, child labor laws, and the rules governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This quiz is not comprehensive, and should not be considered legal advice. If you have any questions, contact a local law practice that’s familiar with employment law.

What about state or local labor laws?

We’ll be publishing some region-specific quizzes in the future for states that have unique labor laws.

What topics are not covered in this labor law quiz?

The quiz does not address sexual harassment, laws related to employees forming a union (the National Labor Relations Board), intellectual property law, wrongful termination, and workplace discrimination, among many other topics. The quiz was designed for employers of hourly employees, so any rules that only apply to salaried exempt employees may not be covered.
Note that while the quiz does cover the federal minimum wage, many states and cities have passed ordinances establishing their own wage and hour rules, along with their own rules on sexual orientation discrimination, labor relations, and employee rights.
This quiz also does not cover scheduling laws, like those passed in New York, Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco.

What else should I know?

Labor law compliance isn’t enough. In a competitive labor market, you should go beyond baseline compliance with additional benefits like family medical leave, an increased hourly wage if you can, and a welcoming work environment.
One free benefit to offer your employees: putting them in control of their work life. On the free Homebase app, your employees can trade shifts, request time off, and estimate their pay.

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