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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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35) Moreover, while WHD hired over three hundred new investigators under the Obama Administration, these officials are still able to investigate only a small fraction of employers covered by FLSA.
The FLSA requires employers to provide minimum wages "to each
This is a FLSA requirement (as well as IRS and state labor departments), and it is reasonable to expect an increased interest in documentation to support wage payments.
In Cheeks, an employee-plaintiff brought claims for overtime wages against his employer under the FLSA and New York Labor Law.
The final rule also institutes a higher salary threshold to be eligible for the "highly compensated employee" exemption to FLSA.
Republican opponents of PPACA have tried to reduce the scope of the PPACA employer coverage mandate by proposing bills that could affect the kinds of matters normally governed by FLSA, such as whether an employee is a full-time worker or a part-time worker.
A violation of the FLSA regardless of the reason, can oftentimes be an unforgiving mistake.
Little Rock attorney Josh Sanford, who represents several of the plaintiffs against Lindsey, said his office of about 10 attorneys spends about 70 percent of its time on FLSA cases.
1) That number represents an almost five-fold increase in the number of FLSA federal actions brought since the survey began in 1993.
Catsimatidis was not personally responsible for the FLSA violations that led to this lawsuit, but he nonetheless profited from them," the court wrote.
exemptions, the FLSA minimum wage provisions still cover the vast