The Pros And Cons Of The FLSA

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), will propose standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pay, this will affect private and public employment. It will require employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-time the regular rate of pay. For nonagricultural operations, it will limit the hours that children under the age of 16 and prohibits the employment of children in certain jobs believed to be too dangerous. The Employment Standards Administration’s Wage and Hour Division within the U.S. Department of Labor administer the Act. “The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces the FLSA with respect…show more content…
Roosevelt signed 121 bills. Amid these bills were a landmark law in the Nation's social and economic development -- Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Contrary to history of judicial opposition, the depression-born FLSA had manage to survive, not unscathed, more than a year of Congressional altercation. It’s final form, the act applied to businesses whose shared employment represented only about one-fifth of the labor force. In these industries, it barred unfair child labor and set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and the maximum workweek at 44…show more content…
It will require employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-time the regular rate of pay. Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces the FLSA with respect to private employment, State and local government employment, and Federal employees of the Library of Congress, U.S. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), "any employer" who violates minimum wage or unpaid overtime compensation laws can be liable for both the shortfall and liquidated damages, which means double the damages. Many employers need to review their payroll budgets and job descriptions to guarantee that changes to salaries and job classifications are all in order by December 1,2016 for any changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Fair Labor Standards Act benefits employees by regulating employment issues, such as federal minimum wage, overtime pay and employer record-keeping responsibilities. In my opinion this particular law should be changed. I feel that employees that work more than 40 hours a week should be compensated for their time. I understand why the law was going to be changed on Dec 16, 2016 any worker who goes above his minimum time whether they be an exempt or non- exempt employee at work should get the same as pay regulations

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