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Wage and Hour Divison

HomeEmployer/Employee IssuesWage and Hour Divison

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prescribes standards for wages and overtime pay, which affect most private and public employment.

Administered

The act is administered by the Wage and Hour Division.

It requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular rate of pay.

For non agricultural operations, it restricts the hours that children under age 16 can work and forbids the employment of children under age 18 in certain jobs deemed too dangerous.

For agricultural operations, it prohibits the employment of children under age 16 during school hours and in certain jobs deemed too dangerous.

The Wage and Hour Division also enforces the labor standards provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that apply to aliens authorized to work in the U.S. under certain non immigrant visa programs.

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