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Fair Labor Standards Act

Also called the FLSA. Legislation in the United States, passed in 1938, that required employers engaged in interstate commerce to provide a minimum level of employee benefits. For example, the FLSA prohibits child labor and established the first federal minimum wage. For purposes of this Act, "interstate commerce" is interpreted so broadly as to include basically all employers not specifically exempted. It was part of the New Deal.
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According to the complaint, the "Defendants' conduct violates the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), which requires non-exempt employees to be compensated for their overtime work at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay.
Graham Maxfield questioned whether the arrangement violates the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The minimum wage has been fiercely debated since it was established in 1938 as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act under President Franklin D.
The DOL revised the tests to determine whether white-collar employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime requirements.
The period from about 1942 (when Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins abolished homework using enforcement authority granted in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938) to the late 1970s was one of relative decency for North American garment workers.
The Kit includes updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour issues), military leave rules, unemployment compensation (SUTA dumping) and other important changes.
Louis, charges Allstate with violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 for instituting a moratorium on hiring back former employee-agents, more than 90% of whom reportedly were over the age of 40.
Q: Should associations be concerned about the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to part-time nonexempt employees?
According to a Labor Department report, between 30,000 and 50,000 workers, primarily African Americans in the South, lost their jobs within just two weeks of the activation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938), which set a uniform minimum wage.
Department of Labor recently issued final regulations to federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Riverwoods, IL) has released a special report covering the proposed revisions of the basic rules on who does and who doesn't qualify for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, however, which governs minimum wage/maximum hour issues, an even broader interpretation of the term "employee" is used.