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Exam SPHR topic 4 question 27 discussion

Actual exam question from HRCI's SPHR
Question #: 27
Topic #: 4
[All SPHR Questions]

John is a nonexempt employee in your company and he works Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5 PM. He will be flying from Chicago to Nashville on Sunday afternoon to represent your company in a trade show on Monday. The flight from Chicago leaves at 4PM and will arrive in Nashville at 6PM. How many hours of compensation is John eligible for because of the Sunday flight according to the Fair Labor Standards Act?

  • A. Zero
  • B. 1
  • C. 2
  • D. 3
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Suggested Answer: B 🗳️
Answer option B is correct.
The Department of Labor and the FLSA does not consider travel time outside of normal working hours to be compensable. Because John works between the hours of 8AM and 5PM his flight is eligible for just one hour of compensation. This is true even though the flight happens to be on the weekend.
Answer option A is incorrect. John will receive one hour of payment, not zero.
Answer option C is incorrect. John will only receive one hour of payment as one hour is between his regular working hours and the other is not.
Answer option D is incorrect. John won't receive time and a half for his travel.
Certification Guide, HR Certification Institute, ISBN: 978-1-586-44149-4, Section III, The US Body of Knowledge.
Chapter: Compensation and Benefits
Objective: Total Rewards Defined


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1 year, 4 months ago
But the flight is on Sunday , normal working hours are Monday to Friday 8/day, that is 40 hours per week .Those 2 hours are in addition to the standard 40 hours... will not the answer be 2 hours?
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