FLSA Compliance

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets forth the federal labor regulations concerning minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and record keeping.flsa

Not every employer in the United States is subject to the regulations found in the FLSA. If an employer is not subject to the FLSA they may still be subject to other federal labor laws and/or state labor laws.

If your company employs at least two people and your annual gross sales volume is greater than $500,000 then the regulations found in the FLSA will apply to all of your employees.

If your annual gross sales volume is less than $500,000 then the FLSA still applies on an individual basis to any of your employees that are engaged in interstate commerce which could include ordering goods from out of state, cleaning a bank, swiping credit cards, manufacturing products that are sold out of state, etc.  For example, if you own a small restaurant that has annual gross sales of $300,000, the rules found in the FLSA would still apply to your employees who order goods from out of state and swipe credit cards.

Almost all of the  audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor  – Wage and Hour Division check for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The FLSA also provides employees with a private right of action. The number of employees suing their employers for FLSA violations is on the rise. Any company subject to the FLSA should know it inside and out. Follow the links below for more specific information on each section.

Minimum Wage


Child Labor

Record Keeping

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