To assist employers in understanding their duties and obligations, the WHD recently launched an online version of its "Handy Reference Gide to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA)". It covers 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.
The chapters include:
- Basic wage standards
- Who is covered
- Minimum wage
- Youth employment
- Record keeping
- Nursing mothers
- Prohibitions against retaliation, and more
The Reference Guide is a PDF but contains dozens of links to other source documents, tools, videos, and instructions.
It should be noted that in addition to the labor laws covered here, each state has its own spate of laws that in some cases are even more stringent that those enforced by the Labor Department. Sick leave and minimum wages are two that come to mind where many states have been more liberal than Federal laws.