Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
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You have several important wage and hour rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If your rights to minimum wage or overtime have been violated, you can take legal action against your employer for infringing on those rights. Clark Law Group represents employees throughout Washington, D.C. whose federal rights have been violated by their employer. The firm has 37 years of combined experience providing genuine, personally tailored representation for federal workers. The FLSA lawyers at the firm will listen to your story, advise you, and lead you toward a viable solution. At Clark Law Group, you are more than just another client; you are a valued individual, and the attorneys will treat you as such every step of the way.
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What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, recordkeeping, and youth employment (child labor) standards affecting full-time and part-time employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.
Specific rules under the FLSA include:
- Minimum wage: The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour. In cases where you are subject to both federal and state minimum wage laws, which may be more, you are entitled to the higher minimum wage.
- Overtime: Covered nonexempt employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked exceeding 40 hours a workweek at a rate of at least one and a half times the regular rate of pay. There is no federal limit on the number of hours employees 16 years or older may work in any workweek.
- Recordkeeping: Employers are required to display an official poster outlining the requirements of the FLSA and must also retain employee time and pay records.
- Child labor: Youth employment standards are in place to protect the educational opportunities of minors and prohibit their employment from harming their health or well-being.
Under the FLSA, “hours worked” typically include all the time during which you are required to be on your employer’s premises or on duty.
The above FLSA standards apply to covered nonexempt workers, which includes most employees. Workers who are exempt from both the minimum wage and overtime laws are individuals whose specific job duties and salaries meet the requirements of the Department of Labor's regulations.
Examples of exempt employees include:
- Certain administrative employees
- Casual babysitters
- Certain motion picture and theater employees
- Taxicab drivers
- Certain computer engineers
- Outside sales employees
- Bona fide executives
CHURCHILL V. PRINCE GEORGE’S CTY. PUB. SCH.
No. PWG-17-980, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197713 (D. Md. Dec. 1, 2017) Holding that the employee stated a claim of sexual orientation discrimination, sex stereotyping discrimination, and retaliation.
CONGRESS V. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
324 F.Supp.3d 164 (D.D.C. 2018) Holding that employee stated claims of disability discrimination and retaliation.
JAFARI V. OLD DOMINION TRANSIT MANAGEMENT CO.
462 Fed.Appx. 385 (4th Cir. 2012) Holding that an employee’s intracompany complaint may constitute protected activity within meaning of FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision.
SIVARAMAN V. GUIZZETTI & ASSOCS., LTD.
228 A.3d 1066, 1076 (D.C. 2020) Holding that the D.C. Wage Payment and Collection Law’s broad coverage includes requiring employers to pay employees expense reimbursement promised as a consideration for beginning employment.
BUTLER V. WASH. METRO. AREA TRANSIT AUTH.
275 F. Supp. 3d 70 (D.D.C. 2017) Holding that there was a dispute of fact whether WMATA reasonably accommodated its employee.