Unformatted text preview: Federal Employment Acts Â· Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. It requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half- times the regular rate of pay. For nonagricultural operations, it restricts the hours that children under age 16 can work and forbids the employment of children under age 18 in certain jobs deemed too dangerous. For agricultural operations, it prohibits the employment of children under age 16 during school hours and in certain jobs deemed too dangerous. The Act is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Â· Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is the main statute that protects the health and...
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- Spring '11
- Occupational safety and health, Federal government of the United States, Fair Labor Standards, Labor Standards Act