The Fair Labor Standards Act mandates minimum wage requirements, overtime payment requirements, leave requirements, child labor prohibitions and other protections for employees who work in the private as well as in the public sector. The Fair Labor and Standards Act is administered by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration
Certain categories of employees are excluded from the right to receive a minimum wage and overtime payments. Some of the more widely recognized categories of employees are executives, doctors, lawyers, academic administrative personnel, teachers in elementary or secondary schools, outside salespersons, and summer camp workers.
Minimum Wage: The federal Fair Labor Standards Act mandates that, with limited exceptions, employees receive no less than $5.15 an hour (this is commonly called the minimum wage).
Overtime Payment: As a general rule the Fair Labor Standards Act provides that employees who work more than 40 hours per work week receive overtime payment for each additional hour in excess of forty at minimum rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate. Employees of a public agency which is a State, a political subdivision of a State, or an interstate governmental agency may receive, instead of overtime payment, compensatory time off at a rate not less than one and one-half hours for each hour worked in excess of forty hours in one week.
This form contains explanations of the classification of employees for personnel or employee manual or handbook regarding full time, part-time, temporary, leased, exempt, and non-exempt employees.