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    The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) was created to ensure fair work practices for employees pertaining to the minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards. The Act protects employees, both part-time and full-time, in the private, federal, state, and local sectors. 

    While other laws protect employees, it is critical for any employment issue that your employer abides by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    What does the Fair Labor Standards Act include?

    The FLSA defines the following: 

    It is critical for employees and employers to understand the minimum employment standards the Fair Labor Standards Act provides. States and employers can create their guidelines as long as they are not harmful to employees, discriminatory, or contradict current legislation.

    Who does the FLSA cover?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act covers all employees that engage in “interstate commerce, producing goods for interstate commerce, or handling, selling, or otherwise working on goods or materials that move or produce such commerce by any person.” 

    Employees who are not covered under the FLSA may still be subject to minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor provisions as set forth by the Act if they are employed by a company that engages in interstate commerce in any of the above forms. 

    Domestic service workers receive provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act if:

    Domestic service workers include day workers, housekeepers, chauffeurs, cooks, and full-time babysitters. It’s difficult to understand if you qualify for the provisions the Fair Labor Standards Act provides. However, if you feel that your employer is not treating you fairly, you have a right to seek guidance. You can find guidance from your HR or an employee rights attorney in your state.

    Fair Labor Standards Act Violations: Brown Kwon & Lam

    If you work in New York State and believe your employer is not abiding by the principles of the Fair Labor Standards Act, you need the guidance of a trusted employee rights attorney. We will review your wage violations, investigate errors in record keeping, and ensure that your employer is following child labor standards. Contact the New York employee rights attorneys of Brown Kwon & Lam today.

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