The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known as the FLSA, regulates and enforces minimum wage, recordkeeping, overtime pay, and child labor laws impacting part-time and full-time employees in the private sector and in state, federal, and local governments. Earnings required by FLSA are due on the standard payday for the pay period covered. Deductions made from expenses for specifics items as merchandise or money shortages, uniforms required by the company, and tools of the trade are not lawful to the extent that they lessen the earnings of employees below the minimum rate implemented by FLSA or lower the amount of overtime pay due under FLSA.
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The laws enforced by the Fair Labor Standards Act contain some exemptions from these fundamental principles. Some apply to certain types of companies; others apply to certain fields of work. While the Fair Labor Standards Act does enforce basic overtime pay and minimum wage guidelines and governs the employment of underage individuals, there are a variety of employment acts that the FLSA does not control.
For instance, FLSA does not require:
• Paid time off for vacations
• Compensation for sick days
• Severance packages
• Paid holidays
• Meal or rest periods
• Premium pay for holiday or weekend work
• Fringe benefits and pay increases
• A notice of termination, reason for termination, or immediate payment of final earnings to fired employees
If your employer-related issue has to do with one of the bullet points listed above, this does not mean we cannot help you—it simply means it is not a matter that is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act. If your conflict with the employer you work for deals with one of the subjects listed above, contact us to find out how we can find a way to help you.
Do you believe your rights may have been violated under terms enforced by the Fair Labor Standards Act? It is important to fight for the justice that you deserve! Speak with an employment law attorney in your area today to obtain more information.