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Fair Labor Standards Act

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What is it

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is Federal law, dating back over half a century, that establishes certain minimum standards for wages, premium overtime, and other employment conditions. The FLSA did not apply to the University (i.e., we were not a "covered employer") until 1967 when amendments extended coverage to various government-related agencies. That coverage lasted only a few years before the Supreme Court decision voided the amendments. The coverage was finally re-established in 1985 through another Supreme Court decision and further Congressional action.

FLSA Coverage
  • Minimum wage
  • Equal pay
  • Child labor
  • Record-keeping
  • Overtime pay

FLSA Resources