Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

[feə ˈleɪbə ˈstændədz ækt]

This is a federal law, which regulates the overtime pay, minimum wage, part time and full time workers within the private sector, local governments, state and federal. This also includes child labor standards.

The federal law was passed in 1938 and has in fact experienced various changes over the years. As an employer, this law is indeed one of the most important employment laws that you will need to understand; this is because it outlines a wide range of regulations in relation to dealing with employees.

You might be wondering and asking yourself on what the Fair Labour Standard Act  applies to; do not worry, our section below will provide full details how it works.

How does the FLSA work

This federal law provides a specification of which working times are not considered as paid hours. The law applies to employees who are working for an employer that is engaged in the production of goods of commerce or an enterprise; it also applies to domestic service employees which includes the following:

  • Full Time Babysitters 
  • House Keepers
  • Cooks
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Child labor standards are included in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Fair Labor Standards Act