FLSA Details

Facts about the FLSA

Purposes of The FLSA

  • -To mandate that workers would be paid a living wage.
  • —-To mandate that workers would be paid for overtime work.
  • —-To create new laws regarding child labor.
  • Living Wage

    This is a federal minimum wage paid for each hour worked. We do our best to make it a fair minumim wage but equally fair and beneficial to our economy. —This only applies to non-exempt employees, or those employees that are paid on an hourly basis.

    Overtime Pay

    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.