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The Fair Labor Standards Act
Business Owners Need to Know About the FLSA
The FLSA Protects Workers from Unfair Practices
The FLSA provides a number of specific benefits for employees. The purpose of all these benefits is to protect employees from unfair practices in the workplace. The FLSA is concerned with three primary things: (1) the enforcement of minimum wages, (2) the enforcement of overtime pay, and (3) limitations on child labor. Toward these aims, the FLSA lays out certain rules and standards. For instance, employers are required to acquire and maintain certain types of documents in order to establish compliance with the FLSA’s provisions on overtime pay.
The FLSA Does Not Cover Every Worker
Basics of Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees
Two other classifications business owners need to be aware of are exempt and non-exempt employees. Exempt employees are covered by the FLSA, but they are not entitled to overtime pay. Non-exempt employees, on the other hand, are entitled to overtime pay. Understanding these classifications is very important, because you need to know whether a given worker is entitled to receive overtime pay. The Trembly Law Firm can help you understand how these classifications are made so that you can be fully compliant with the FLSA.
Florida Labor Standards Act Violations
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a federal law that affects employees in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments across the country. The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and youth employment standards. One of the purposes behind the FLSA is to protect employees from employers taking unfair advantage over their employees. The FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at not less than time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Read more about The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)
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