Fair Labor Standards Act

Author(s):

  • Carol Nowicki

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2002

Topic:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Flexibility
  • Low Wage Workers
  • Public Policy

Discipline:

  • Business and Management
  • Law

Abstract:

The distinction between “exempt” employees, those to whom minimum wage and overtime requirements do not apply and “non-exempt” employees, those to whom such requirements do apply, is a source of litigation under the FLSA. Simply looking at job titles does not determine which employees are exempt or non-exempt. Classifying all salaried employees as exempt may not be appropriate under the law either.

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