WAGE AND HOUR ISSUES
The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides for minimum wages and overtime requirements for public and private sector employees covered under the Act. The FLSA does not require paid vacations, sick leave or other benefits. Many states have adopted their own minimum wages, often set higher than the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. In addition, some states have established their own thresholds for overtime or premium pay. Child labor standards are set by the federal government but work permits are issued by the states and many states have adopted their own requirements for child labor.