Not a Member?  Become One Today!

Understanding the Federal Wage & Hour Laws: What Employees Must Know about the FLSA and Its Overtime Regulations


Understanding the Federal Wage & Hour Laws: What Employees Must Know about the FLSA and Its Overtime Regulations
By Seyfarth Shaw, LLP



2004, 176 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58644-062-6
SHRMStore Item #: 61.12001

Buy now at the SHRMStore

Written by the employment attorneys at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, this authoritative reference will guide you through the changes that you need to make immediately. Not only does it cover the continuing and new regulations, it helps you meet the challenge of multi-tiered compliance required by different state and federal regulations.

Written for HR professionals, the book succinctly but thoroughly covers all aspects of the FLSA, including:

  • Who is covered?
  • Exemptions
  • Hours worked
  • Overtime requirements
  • Minimum wage
  • Child labor laws
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Employer posting
  • Wage-hour audit
  • Questions about the wage-hour investigation
  • Consequences of FLSA violations

The Appendixes add invaluable resources, including:

  • Top Ten List of Recommendations to Strengthen Independent Contractor Relationships
  • Complying with Different State and Federal Regulations
  • State Overtime Requirements and Minimum Wages as of May 1, 2004
  • Employee Agreement Regarding Wages
  • Samples of Required Postings

Read an Excerpt.


 Table of Contents



Who Is Covered?


Hours Worked

Overtime Requirements

Minimum Wage

Child Labor Laws

Recordkeeping & Posting Requirements

Wage-hour Audits

Federal Wage-hour Investigations

Consequences of FLSA Violations




 About the Author


Seyfarth Shaw LLP is one of the nation's premier full-service law firms with more than 600 attorneys practicing from offices located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium.

With one of the largest national labor and employment practices, Seyfarth Shaw offers its clients sophisticated global employment law solutions. Clients regularly seek the firm's counsel on workplace issues ranging from hiring and firing and disciplining employees, application of the and FMLA, employee benefits issues, corporate reorganization and workforce reductions, corporate compliance and social responsibility matters, traditional labor relations and union issues, business immigration, intellectual property, affirmative action, and administrative agency and court litigation. Seyfarth Shaw attorneys are leaders in developing and commenting on new laws, regulations, and policies affecting the workplace. While representing national employer groups, its lawyers testify before Congress and other rule making authorities on pending issues throughout the United States.

For more information about Seyfarth Shaw, go to