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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Question: Can an employee be required to perform work outside of the employee's job description?

Answer: Yes. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not limit the types of work employees age 18 and older may be required to perform. However, there are restrictions on what work employees under the age of 18 can do. This is true whether or not the work asked of the employee is listed in the employee's job description.

 

 
 

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