FLSA

Exempt and Non-Exempt Status under FLSA
Exempt status applies only to certain types of employees - i.e., executives, administrators, professionals, highly skilled employees in computer-related occupations, and other types of...

Record Keeping under FLSA
Employee records must be kept on file for inspection and review by the Department of Labor. Records required for non-exempt employees include accurate time sheets that show the hours worked each...

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. It requires that male and female workers receive equal pay for work requiring equal skill, effort and...

“Executive” Defined Under FLSA
To qualify as an exempt executive, an employee must: · be paid with a salary, so that compensation is not subject to reductions for quality and quantity of work · use discretion in performing...

Defining ”Outside Salesperson” Under FLSA
An outside salesperson is exempt from FLSA coverage if he or she: · regularly works away from the employer's place of business while making sales or taking orders, and · spends no more than 20%...

Exempt Employees Under FLSA
Several types of workers are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. The most common include: · employees of seasonal amusement or recreational businesses...

History of FSLA
The FLSA was passed in 1938 after the Depression, when many employers took advantage of the tight labor market to subject workers to horrible conditions and impossible hours. One of the most...

The Fair Labor Standards Act Basics
Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA. The FLSA: · defines the 40-hour workweek · covers the federal minimum wage · sets requirements for overtime, and · places restrictions on child labor....

What Employers Are Covered By FLSA
The FLSA applies only to employers whose annual sales total $500,000 or more, or who are engaged in interstate commerce. One might think that this would restrict the FLSA to covering only...

Who Is Exempt From FLSA
A few employers, including small farms -- those that use relatively little outside paid labor -- are explicitly exempt from the FLSA. In addition, some employees are exempt from the FLSA even...

Computer Programmers Exemption to Overtime rules of FLSA
This exemption is limited to computer programmers and computer systems analysts. Specifically, this exemption applies to people who spend over half their work time involved in: · The application...

Computer Software not Exempt Under FLSA
Computer Software Exemption does not apply to · Trainees; · Employees in entry-level positions learning to become proficient in the theoretical and practical application of computer systems...

Description of the Computer Software Exemption Under FLSA
To be exempt, a Computer Software Employee must: 1. Be skilled and proficient in the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized information to computer systems...

Outside Salesperson Exemption to Overtime rules of FLSA
This exemption focuses on the employee's duties and the place where these duties are performed. Under California law, an exempt outside salesperson is someone who regularly spends over half...

Retaliation Against Employee for Demanding Overtime Pay
Employers face big penalties if they retaliate against employees who pursing their wages, overtime pay and other benefits. Employers cannot fire, demote or otherwise harass employees because...





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