Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Definition

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a United States law that establishes labor regulations that include minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, and employee recordkeeping and reporting. It aims to protect employees against unfair work and pay practices.

FLSA Extended Definition
The FLSA is intended to protect and improve the livelihood and welfare of U.S. workers. Its regulations implement minimum wage requirements and limit employee work hours. They address conditions that are linked to employees’ well-being, minimum living standards, and efficiency.

FLSA regulations affect part-time and full-time employees in the private sector, as well as those employed by local, state, and federal governments. The Act is administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

Special rules may apply to local and state employment with regard to law enforcement activities, fire protection activities, and volunteer services.

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