Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 29 U.S.C. § 203 (FLSA) is a United States labor law that creates the right to a minimum wage, and "time-and-a-half" overtime pay when people work over forty hours a week. It also prohibits employment of minors in "oppressive child labor". It applies to employees engaged in interstate commerce or employed by an enterprise engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, unless the employer can claim an exemption from coverage.
|Long title||AN ACT To provide for the establishment of fair labor standards in employments in and affecting interstate commerce, and for other purposes|
|Enacted by||the 75th United States Congress|
|Effective||June 25, 1938|
|Public law||Pub.L. 75–718|
|Statutes at Large||52 Stat. 1060 through 52 Stat. 1070 (3 pages)|