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- Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

Non-profit Organizations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not cover non-profit organizations except where the organization's activities are performed in connection with:

  • A hospital, nursing home or school that is covered by the FLSA; or
  • A commercial venture, such as a thrift store or gift shop, operated by the organization.

If you have questions concerning whether your non-profit organization is performing a commercial venture and subject to $500,000 enterprise sales volume threshold please contact your local Wage and Hour District Office at the Department of Labor.

If your company/organization does not engage in any commercial venture, then the FLSA probably does not apply to your employees on an enterprise basis. The law may individually cover your employees if their duties meet certain interstate commerce requirements.

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