Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for Employees

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for Employees

Updated Apr 29, 2020

The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, was originally passed in 1938 and is enforced by the United States Department of Labor. You may know that the Act establishes standards regarding two items: minimum wage and overtime pay, but FLSA also establishes standards for employer recordkeeping and youth employment. In this program, we'll answer some common questions regarding FLSA, including who is covered, the differences between exempt versus nonexempt employees, the current minimum wage, overtime pay, workweeks, and age restrictions.