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Employment & Environment:
Fair Labor Standards Act

- applies to all businesses that affect interstate commerce
- 4 sections: minimum wage, overtime, child labor, equal pay provision

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Employment & Environment:
Fair Labor Standards Act
Minimum Wage

- "covered employees" must be paid min wage
- determined based off work week
- Interns if:
- work gives company "immediate advantage"
- displace regular worker
- Independent contractor not covered

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Employment & Environment:
Fair Labor Standards Act
Overtime

- employees working more than 40 hour weeks must be paid time and a half
- governments can give extra time off
- no offset for weeks when employees work less than 40 hours
- hourly, weekly, or monthly pay
- "on call" equals working not waiting
- employees not covered: CPAs

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Employment & Environment:
Fair Labor Standards Act
"Child Labor" provisions

- under 18 excluded from hazardous jobs
- 16 is minimum age
- 14-15 year olds limited to certain occupations
- under 14 cannot work except for parents

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Employment & Environment:
Fair Labor Standards Act
Equal Pay

- prohibits employer from discriminating based on sex by paying unequal wages for same work
- allows pay variance based on: seniority, merit, and quality of work
- cover everyone
- enforced by department of labor's Wage and Hour Division

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