Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as amended, governs the payment of minimum and overtime wages to certain employees and the hours and conditions under which minors may be employed.

Unless exempt from the Act, FLSA requires that employees be paid at least the minimum wage and an overtime premium for all hours worked over forty in one workweek. Such employees are called “non-exempt” employees. FLSA recognizes four primary exemptions from the overtime pay requirements: Executive, Administrative, Professional and Outside Sales. Persons who qualify for these exemptions are commonly called “exempt employees.”

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