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The Fair Labor Standards Act

Employee wages, hours, and overtime pay are generally covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay their employees a "minimum wage," and overtime wages when an employee works more than 40 hours in one week.

What Employees are Covered by the Fair Labor Standards Acts?

The Fair Labor Standards Act applies to:

Minimum Wage

Generally, an employer must pay an employee at least $7.25 an hour for every hour the employee works. There are a few exceptions to this rule:

In addition, each state has the option of raising the minimum wage above $7.25. For example, California has a minimum wage of $8.00.

How Overtime is Paid

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employer is required to pay an employee 1.5 times their hourly wage for every hour the employee works over 40 hours in one week.

Sometimes, employers will try to change the days an employee works in a week to try to avoid paying overtime to that employee. This is also prohibited under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Types of Employment with Special Overtime Pay Requirements

Do I Need an Attorney Experienced with Wage, Hour, and Overtime Issues?

An attorney can help you determine whether you are an employee entitled to overtime pay or a minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act. An attorney can also assist you with a claim if you believe your employer has not paid you the minimum wage, for hours worked above 40 in one week, and for any dispute regarding pay. If you are an employer, a lawyer will make sure you are in compliance with State and Federal Employment Laws.

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Last Modified: 09-05-2012 03:22 PM PDT

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