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Requirements of the Act

Reference Number: MTAS-907
Reviewed Date: 09/11/2023

The FLSA requires employers to comply with the minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, record keeping and child labor standards for employees who are covered by the act. Except for the child labor restrictions, the act does not impose any limitations on the number of hours that may be worked by employees covered under the act. Instead, it seeks to limit the number of hours worked by requiring additional pay, called overtime pay, for hours worked in excess of the established 40-hour maximum during any seven consecutive 24-hour periods. Work may begin at any time of day and any day of the week.