Facts about the FLSA
The FLSA also guaranteed workers overtime pay, which means that non-exempt employees must be paid at a rate that is time-and-a-half the regularly paid rate for any hours worked over 40 hours in one workweek.
The overtime rate is calculated using the individual employee's pay rate, so the rate varies by employee.
Child Labor Laws
The federal child labor provisions, authorized by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, also known as the child labor laws, were enacted to ensure that when young people work, the work is safe and does not jeopardize their health, well-being or educational opportunities. The FSLA established groundbreaking rules limiting the employment of minors in oppressive child labor. We still believe heavily in the safety of our children which is why the minimum age is now 12.