Fair Labor Standards Act

Protecting Your Wages and Hours

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a bill that was passed in 1938 to help ensure that workers receive fair pay and reasonable hours in their work week. Under the FLSA, there is a maximum of a 40-hour work week within a 7-day period and each worker must receive a minimum wage for each hour that they work. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "Unless specifically exempted, employees covered by the Act must receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rates of pay."

Also protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act are the rights of children and child labor, which was put into place to help protect a child's educational opportunities. Before the FLSA was enacted, some children were pulled from school at an early age to help run the family business. Under the FLSA, children under the age of 18 are prohibited from working a full 40 hour work week and children under the age of 16 are not allowed to be employed in the state of New Hampshire.

Another Fair Labor Standards Act regulation is the governance of minimum wage. Under the federal minimum wage, no state can pay a worker less than minimum wage. In New Hampshire, the minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Each employee must be automatically paid at a minimum of $7.25 regardless of age, gender or work capability. If your rights have been denied to you, it is important that you work with an attorney to help you recover what you are owed.

New Hampshire Employment Lawyer for Representation

If you have been denied break periods, meal time, minimum wage, or if you feel that your rights have been violated in any way, it is important that you work with our team to help you recover compensation. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we understand that this time in your life is vital and you need to ensure that you receive what is fairly owed to you.

Contact our team today to speak with an attorney regarding your employment law concern.

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