Employment laws are constantly changing with the times and it is no surprise that often businesses can fall behind the current trends and, without knowing it, organizations can often abuse employment laws. Take a look at the Fair Labor Standards Act, just to give you an idea of what you’re up against.
The Fair Labor Standards Act – The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which prescribes standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pay, affects most private and public employment. It requires employers to pay employees the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular rate of pay when they exceed 40 hours a week. It also restricts the hours that children under age 16 can work and forbids the employment of children under age 18 in certain jobs deemed too dangerous. It prohibits the employment of children under age 16 during school hours and in certain jobs deemed too dangerous. The Act is administered by the Employment Standards Administration’s Wage and Hour Division within the U.S. Department of Labor. Every employer covered by FLSA must keep certain records for each worker. There is no required form for the records, but the records must include accurate information about the employee and data about the hours worked and the wages earned.
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Source: United States Department of Labor