Department of Labor

Am I covered under FLSA?

The FLSA is the Federal law which sets minimum wageovertimerecordkeeping, and youth employment standards. The minimum wage for covered nonexempt workers is not less than $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. With only some exceptions, overtime (“time and one-half”) must be paid for work over forty hours a week. More than 130 million American workers are protected (or “covered”) by the FLSA, which is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. There are two ways in which an employee can be covered by the law: “enterprise coverage” and “individual coverage.”

Enterprise Coverage

Employees who work for certain businesses or organizations (or “enterprises”) are covered by the FLSA. These enterprises, which must have at least two employees, are:

(1) those that have an annual dollar volume of sales or business done of at least $500,000

(2) hospitals, businesses providing medical or nursing care for residents, schools and preschools, and government agencies    (more…)