Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 29 U.S.C. § 203[1] (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.[2][3] It also prohibits employment of minors in "oppressive child labor".[4] It applies to employees engaged in interstate commerce or employed by an enterprise engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce,[5] unless the employer can claim an exemption from coverage.

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
Long titleAN ACT To provide for the establishment of fair labor standards in employments in and affecting interstate commerce, and for other purposes
Enacted bythe 75th United States Congress
EffectiveJune 25, 1938; 83 years ago (1938-06-25)
Public lawPub.L. 75–718
Statutes at Large52 Stat. 1060 through 52 Stat. 1070 (3 pages)
Legislative history
Department of Labor poster notifying employees of rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act