Did you know that the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires that all blue-collar workers such as laborers and other non-managerial employees in maintenance, construction and similar occupations whose work is repetitive, requiring physical skills and energy be paid time and one-half of their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 within the work week?  Businesses found in violation of this Act are penalized.

Additionally, the Fair labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage requirements and child labor laws.

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.  Florida’s current minimum wage is $8.65 per hour.  In cases where the minimum wage of the state is higher than the federal minimum, the employee is entitled to be paid the higher minimum wage.

Child Labor laws are designed to protect the educational opportunities of minors and prohibit their employment in jobs that are dangerous or hazardous to their health or well-being.

Youths 18 or older may work any job and work unlimited hours

Youths between 16 and 18 may work any nonhazardous job for unlimited hours

Youths between 14 and 16 may work outside of school hours in nonhazardous jobs no more than 3 hours on a school day; 8 hours on a non-school day; 40 hours in a non-school week; and may not work before 7am or after 7pm

Youths 12 and 13 may work on farm jobs outside of school hours in nonhazardous jobs

Youths under 12 may only work on farms with parents permission

So, don’t wait to take action. The Wright Team can help to ensure your compliance with the FLSA.  Contact us today.

Read more at: https://www.employmentlawhandbook.com/wage-and-hour-laws/state-wage-and-hour-laws/florida/

Published On: August 7th, 0202 / Categories: Blog /

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