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The Fair Labor Standards Act -What Employers Need to Know


With the passing of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938, the relationship between employers and employees changed dramatically. And the impact of this landmark act still resonates today. FLSA established requirements for classifying employees, providing a minimum wage, defining when and where it was appropriate for children to work, paying overtime, and keeping employment records. This reduced the opportunity to abuse the system and gave employees unprecedented protections.

However, there are some employment practices that are not covered under the FLSA. How do employers ensure that they're meeting all federal requirements? Watch this video for a list of practices that are generally determined through state law, company policy, or a collective bargaining agreement. Then download our free e-book, 7 Questions Every Small Business that Hires Employees Will Have to Answer, for more information on important topics that affect employers.


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