Fair Labor Standards Act


Enacted to Protect Workers

Established a minimum wage

Made $7.25 in 2009

Established child labor requirements

Youths 14 and 15 years old may work outside school hours in various non-manufacturing, non-mining, non-hazardous jobs under the following conditions:

No more than

• 3 hours on a school day or 18 hours in a school week;

• 8 hours on a non-school day or 40 hours in a non-school week.

Overtime Pay

Overtime pay is at least 1 1/2 times more than regular pay.

Tip Credit

At least $2.13 per hour if they claim a tip credit against their minimum wage obligation. If an employee's tips combined with the employer's cash wage of at least $2.13 per hour do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference.