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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. State and local government employers consist of those entities that are defined as public agencies by the FLSA. "Public Agency" is defined to mean the Government of the United States; the government of a State or political subdivision thereof; any agency of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State, or any interstate governmental agency. The public agency definition does not extend to private companies that are engaged in work activities normally performed by public employees.

Effective August 23, 2004,  FLSA Regulations have gone into effect regarding guaranteed overtime pay for workers earning less than $23,660 per year or $455 per week. Additionally, new duties tests for determining exemption status for Executive, Administrative, Professional, and Computer Employees have been revised to simplify the process.

Questions regarding this law as it relates to your personal circumstances should be directed to the Human Resources Office at your place of employment.

For more information regarding the FLSA and the new Regulations click on the links below:

FLSA Regulations effective 8/23/04
U. S. Department of Labor