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According to Cornell University, the purpose of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is to set a federally mandated minimum wage and maximum hours for a work week. It also provides standards regarding overtime pay, pay eq... More »

Nonexempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act are workers who are not paid a salary based on executive, professional or administrative job duties, explains FindLaw. Most employees paid by the hour are nonexempt.... More »

There are more than 180 federal labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Labor laws cover rights and responsibilities of businesses, wor... More »

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