The Fair Labor Standards Act () establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and child labor standards for employees. It also defines the differences between exempt and non-exempt workers, and lays out the guidance needed to classify jobs correctly, and pay for hours worked completely.
The FLSA explains which employees can be docked without jeopardizing their status, what deductions can and can't be made from paychecks, and what records must be maintained to avoid legal liability.
Under the FLSA, covered non-exempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $6.55 an hour. Non-(register to read more)paid on an hourly basis must receive at least the federal minimum wage for every hour worked. When non-exempt employees are paid in other ways, such as salary, commission, or a piece-rate basis, their pay must generate an hourly rate not less than the federal minimum wage w...