Federal U.S. labor laws include the Fair Labor Standards Act, which mandates a minimum wage and overtime pay of 1 1/2 times the normal rate, says the Department of Labor. The act limits the hours children under 16 can wo... More »

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Under federal labor law, children between the ages of 14 and 15 must work outside school hours, for no longer than three hours on a school day, for no more than eight hours on a nonschool day and for no more than 40 hour... More »

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Federal child labor laws are enforced by the Hour and Wage Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, states the agency. Some states have additional child labor laws that are enforced by those states' departments of labor... More »

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Federal law restricts children under the age of 14 from working in non-agricultural occupations covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. States sometimes impose additional child... More »

Exempt employees are not entitled to overtime pay, while nonexempt employees are guaranteed overtime pay, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Classification is based primarily on how much an employee is paid, how ... More »

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Federal and state wage and labor laws require employers to pay employees promptly, and therefore, withholding a paycheck is not allowed. Employers are legally obligated under the Fair Labor Standards Act to follow certai... More »

Employees who are not exempt have the right to overtime pay even if they are salaried, according to the Department of Labor. The right to overtime pay and the exemption from the overtime requirement is determined by the ... More »

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