What is the Federal Labor Standards Act?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), also called the wages and hours bill, is a federal law that was enacted in 1938. FLSA applies to employees engaged in interstate commerce or employed by an entity engaged in interstate commerce. FLSA also requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and that overtime is paid at a rate of one and one-half the regular pay rate, for all hours worked over 40 hours during a single workweek.
FLSA provides a “floor,” or minimum standard, that may be exceeded but never reduced or waived. Employers must also comply with any federal, state or municipal laws that establish a higher minimum wage or shorter maximum workweek than those established under FLSA. Many employers, on their own, set a higher minimum wage, a shorter maximum workweek or a higher overtime rate than FLSA mandates.
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