Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), also
known as the federal Wage and Hour Law, regulates minimum wage, overtime,
equal pay, recordkeeping, and child labor for employees of enterprises engaged
in interstate or foreign commerce and employees of state and local governments.
The FLSA is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department
of Labor (DOL). The FLSA applies in all states, but states are permitted to
develop their own laws and regulations to provide even greater protection
for their workers than is provided under federal law. In cases in which the
two laws conflict, the law most beneficial to the employee prevails. Therefore,
it is essential that employers understand both the state and federal laws.
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