Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs (C1)


Learn and Stay Current on the Must-Know U.S. Federal Human Resource Rules and Regulations

Knowing and understanding the U.S. federal human resources laws and regulations is essential for the HR professional – and it can be challenging to keep your knowledge up to date. This course will equip you with an overview of the federal regulatory HR requirements that impact design and administration of compensation programs. In the course, you will thoroughly cover the major federal statutes affecting compensation design and practice, including: 

  • Analyzing the labor regulations affecting employee compensation disputes.
  • Reviewing the major federal labor regulations impacting specific types of employers.
  • Examining myriad issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Exploring discrimination legislation as it relates to compensation. 

The course is a basic-level course on HR employment law. It will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand many of the major HR regulations as an HR professional.

The course covers the following topics: 

  • Regulatory Environments and Related Laws
    Receive an overview of HR rules and regulations, including the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931, McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965, National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 as well as the distinction between independent contractors and employees.

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    Gain an overview of FLSA and cover exemption tests, nonexempt employees, hours of work, rate of pay, the Worker Economic Opportunity Act, child labor rules, record-keeping requirements, what FLSA does not require and violations and penalties. You will also practice classifying jobs as exempt or nonexempt and calculating overtime pay.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statutes and Civil Rights
    Learn about the Equal Pay Act (EPA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and comparable worth. Practice application of the FLSA with real-world scenarios.

  • Rights Legislation and the Civil Rights Act of 1991
    Gain knowledge about the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act of 1994 and dispute resolutions. You will also practice application of the rights legislation with real-world scenarios.

    Documentation, Audits and Communication -
    Learn about the importance and types of documentation, audits and reporting, reporting to management and pay program communication. 

Being knowledgeable and savvy about regulatory environments is a requirement for the HR compensation professional. This course will provide you with the information you need to understand many important HR rules and regulations that impact your organization and its employees. 

Ready to get started? 

This course is available in a variety of formats, including online, self-study and in-person. 

Find a class format that works for you and register today. 

Learning Options Click on your preferred Learning Option to see pricing and schedule.


On-site instructor-led delivery of course materials with the added value of face-to-face interaction with a subject-matter expert and peers.

Course and Certification Exam

Members: $1,495 USD

$2,200 USD

Virtual Classroom

Live online instructor-led delivery of online course materials including real-time interaction with a subject-matter expert and peers — no travel required!

Course and Certification Exam

Members: $1,350 USD

$2,150 USD


Self-paced online learning with access to pre-recorded course modules delivered by an instructor.

120-Day Access
(e-course materials available online immediately)

Member: $1,285 USD

$1,780 USD

Contact Us

Please note: 120-day access to e-course material starts immediately on the day of purchase. Purchase includes course materials and exam.

Exam Only

Certification Exam Only

Members: $875 USD

$1,130 USD

Add to Cart

Course Credits & Certifications

  • Recertification

    Course: 2 credits

    Exam: 0.5 credits

  • CEUs

    Course: 1.5 credits

    Exam: 0.3 credits

  • HRCI Recertification

    16 classroom hours

  • SHRM Recertification
    16 classroom hours

This exam is required for the following certifications:

More Information

Who Should Register

This course is designed specifically for compensation professionals who are new to the compensation field as well as for generalists with limited exposure to the compensation function.

How to Register

Test Your Knowledge

Challenge yourself by trying to answer actual test questions from one of our courses.

Start Now


Click Here to view our policies on payments, returns, class schedules, registration, cancellation, and more.

Have Questions?


+1 877 951 9191

USA and Canada

+1 480 951 9191

Other Countries


Email Us