The Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was originally passed in 1938, and is also known as the Wages and Hours Bill because it establishes the 40-hour work week, minimum wage laws, and mandatory time-and-a-half pay for overtime in certain jobs. In addition, it also banned child labor in most occupations that could be deemed dangerous to children. Employers who are in violation of these rules concerning the minimum wage and overtime pay are violating a federal law, and can be prosecuted.
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Updates to the Law
Because the FLSA was originally passed back in 1938, there have naturally been several updates to the content of the Act. While the general intent of the Act has remained