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elaws - employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses

- Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor provides employers and employees with the information they need to understand Federal minimum wage, overtime, child labor and recordkeeping requirements. The child labor section answers questions from youth, parents, teachers and employers about Federal child labor rules. This Advisor was developed by the Wage and Hour Division.

When you start the FLSA Advisor, you will be given a brief explanation of what the FLSA does-and does not-require. You will then be provided an opportunity to review answers to frequently asked questions or to explore information on FLSA coverage, child labor rules, determining hours worked and other FLSA topics.

The FLSA Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws. To view the entire list of elaws Advisors please visit the elaws website. To learn more about DOL's efforts to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards in place to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation's workforce, visit the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) website.