The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, was originally passed in 1938 and is enforced by the United States Department of Labor. The Act establishes standards effecting employees in the private and government sectors regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment. Remember that some states may have minimum wages that are higher than the federal minimum wage, or have different standards for overtime pay. It's crucial to know your state and local laws. In this course, we'll focus on what the federal law covers. We'll also answer some common questions regarding FLSA, including who is covered, the differences between exempt versus nonexempt employees, exceptions to the current minimum wage, overtime pay, workweeks, and age restrictions.