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Wage and hour laws


Wage and hour laws can refer to a broad range of state, local, and federal laws governing issues such as employer status, sharing sensitive information, child labor, maximum hours worked, regular rate of pay, and minimum wage. Laws vary widely across states and jurisdictions, so each employer needs to be aware of what standards apply to their specific locations.

On the federal level, the official website of the U.S. Department of Labor’s wage and hour division is an excellent means of connecting to the official standards of the government. The federal government site at DOL.gov features the latest information on items covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other key labor regulations, as well as federal minimum wage standards (currently $7.25 per hour), rules for employing migrant and seasonal workers, employment of workers with disabilities, and much more.

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