Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and overtime

Overtime/Compensatory time
Exempt vs. non-exempt status
Exemption status comparison
Responsibilities under the FLSA
Equal pay and child labor
Volunteers

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes:

  • minimum wage
  • overtime pay
  • record keeping standards
  • child labor standards

Covered non-exempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage and overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rates of pay after 40 hours of physical work in a work week.

 As a public sector employer, the University may use equivalent compensatory time off instead of the direct dollars. The FLSA also provides that an employee may be “exempt” from the overtime provisions if certain requirements are met.

The U.S. Department of Labor administers the FLSA.