FLSA Facts

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The following general guidelines provide an overview of both the requirements of the FLSA and the exemptions from its overtime provisions.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor standards affecting workers in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. Individual states can impose more stringent requirements, and employers must consider state law in conjunction with the FLSA. Where federal and state law differ, employers must follow the rule that provides the greater benefit to the employee.