Minimum Wage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

John Henrey
December 17, 2012 — 2,395 views  
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The population of Fair Act ("FLSA") establishes standards for what amounts to a few hours, overtime and child labor laws. But perhaps the greatest impact on employment in the United States is to establish a minimum wage.

But not just does the minimum wage change. But not all workers are entitled to receive it. So whether you are an employer or employee, there are some things you should know about minimum wages and employment.

FLSA minimum wage:            

FLSA establishes a federal minimum wage, and now there are several steps in which the minimum wage will be increased.
For work performed prior to July 24, 2007 the minimum wage is $ 5.15 per hour.
To work with the July 24, 2007 to July 23, 2008 the minimum wage is $ 5.85 per hour.
To work with the July 24, 2008 to July 23, 2009 the minimum wage is $ 6.55 per hour.
For the work or after July 24, 2009 the minimum wage is $ 7.25 per hour.

In addition, many states have laws on minimum wages. If an employee is subject to both state and federal laws, minimum wage, the employee is entitled to the greater of two minimum wages. So it's a good idea to know what the minimum wage in your state to make sure that you are currently paying.

FLSA covers most employers and employees, including employees, employers and the private sector, such as small businesses and restaurants, as well as federal, state and local government agencies and their employees. Everyone covered by FLSA is "not exempt" employee; he or she is entitled to the minimum wage.

Few Special laws

There are some exceptions to the minimum wage for certain types of employees; some employees may be paid "sub-minimum wage."

Full-time students in retail or services, agriculture, or colleges and universities are able to pay the minimum wage. Employers who hire students to obtain certification from the U.S. Department of Labor, which will allow students to pay not less than 85% of the minimum wage. The certificate also limits the hours they can work up to eight hours a day and no more than 20 hours per week when school is in session, and 40 hours when the school and the employer must comply with child labor laws. When a graduate or leave school for good, they will have to pay at least the federal poverty level.

Disabled employees: People who have income or ability to meet the physical or mental, including those related to age or injury may receive a minimum wage, as an employer to pay sub-minimum wage workers with disabilities need to fill out and submit it to The U.S. Secretary of Labor for approval.

You can pay tipped employees $ 2.13 an hour in direct wages if that amount plus the tips received equal at least the federal minimum wage for all employees and support staff, normally and regularly obtain extra than $30 a month in tips. If wages are not lower than the direct employer of $ 2.13 an hour with no hourly minimum wage from the federal government advisory staff are not equal, the employer must take up the difference.

Children under the age of 20 years to pay the minimum wage to $ 4.25 per hour during the first 90 calendar days of continuous operation of the employer, if their work did not pursue other employees, after 90 calendar days of employment or when the employee reaches the age of 20 years, whichever comes first, the employee will be paid the minimum wage today.

Student learners: high school students who are At least 16 ages registered in professional education: "shop courses", be paid not fewer than 75% of the minimum wage, for as long as the student is registered in the professional education package and the worker that appoints the student should get a certificate from the U.S branch of labor.

John Henrey