Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act advocates for workers by establishing minimum-wage, overtime, and child labor standards in the United States. These standards usually apply only to hourly employees, but some salaried employees also are covered under FLSA. In fact, the only true measure of whether or not employees are covered by the FLSA is their status: exempt or nonexempt, as determined by the employee’s primary duties.
Many organizations are at greater risk of FLSA investigations and lawsuits. Combat risk by reviewing FLSA standards with supervisors, maintaining employee records, and using a time and attendance system to help automate compliance
Many companies use interns to provide an educational opportunity for young people and to recruit future employees. Make sure your company understands the FLSA criteria for paid and unpaid internships and how to comply