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Fair Labor Standards Act

Most of the rules about working conditions are governed by state laws, but the federal government also has a set of standards. The Federal Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, sets the minimum standards for state wage and hour laws. The FLSA also defines what kind of behavior can be considered “working.” For example, the FLSA is the reason you do not get paid for your commute to work, but you should get paid for any work you do, no matter what the time or place. Take a look through the articles below to find out more about the FLSA, including special rules for tipped employees like waitstaff, and the difference between an exempt and a nonexempt employee.

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