The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), initially enacted in 1938, sets the minimum wage for the United States, and regulates overtime and child labor. All workers employed in interstate commerce are covered by the FLSA. The definition of interstate commerce is broad, and most employees are covered.
Fair Labor Standards Act. A federal law that, among other things, sets the criteria to determine which employees are entitled to overtime. Unless an employee is exempted from the FLSA's overtime provisions, based upon criteria set forth in the FLSA, he or she must be paid at least one-and-a-half times his or her regular hourly rate for any hour worked in excess of 40 in a work week.
Fair Labor Standards Act. In the United States, a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards that affect workers in most private companies and federal, state, and local governments.
Fair Labor Standards Act. The 1938 federal Wage-Hour Law which establishes minimum wage, maximum weekly hours and overtime pay requirements in industries engaged in interstate commerce. The law also prohibited the labor of children under 16 years of age.
Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act (F.L.S.A.) is a comprehensive federal wage and hour law that is the principal source of federal wage and hour regulation for most employers, covering a myriad of areas including minimum wage, overtime pay requirements and child labor.
(Fair Labor Standards Act) Federal regulations governing employer treatment of employees in various areas, including federal minimum wage. Many states also have regulations governing some matters, which may exceed the federal requirements.
Fair Labor Standards Act. Act passed by Congress in 1938, and subsequently amended, governing the establishment of fair labor standards in employment affecting interstate commerce. The Act and regulations address such issues as minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor.
Fair Labor Standards Act. The federal law which sets minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, record keeping, and child labor standards for employees who are covered by the Act and are not exempt from specific provisions.