Pay and Benefits
DOL administers a number of laws that impact the pay and benefits of the nation's workers.
DOL's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exemptat least the Federal minimum wage and overtimepay for all hours over 40 in a work week. The FLSA affects most private and public employment. Other DOL agencies, such as the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA), also help administer laws impacting workers' pay and benefits.
WHD also administers the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for specified family and medical reasons and requires that group health benefits be maintained during the leave.
In addition, DOL's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) administers the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as it applies to the administration of employee retirement and group health benefit plans.
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