The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child
labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State,
and local governments.
The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces FLSA with respect to private employment, State
and local government employment, and Federal employees of the Library of Congress, U.S. Postal Service,
Postal Rate Commission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The FLSA is enforced by the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management for employees of other Executive Branch agencies, and by the U.S. Congress for
covered employees of the Legislative Branch.
For more information, refer to the following DOL resources: