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:
Update on New FLSA Regulations
Regulations that were to go into effect on December 1, 2016 have been halted. For additional information refer to this announcement issued by the Department of Labor. This ruling suspends the implementation of HR 2016-05 and HR/Salary 2016-22 which were previously posted.
White Collar Exemption Regulations
Effective August 23, 2004