Let’s start with some basics for those of you who may not be familiar with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This law has many components that can be bucketed into five categories.
First, the law covers Minimum Wage which as of July of 2009 is $7.25. Some states have their own minimum wage laws and employees are entitled to be paid at the higher rate.
The FLSA also covers overtime and regulates how and when businesses must pay their employees for overtime hours worked.
The FLSA defines “hours worked” so employers know when they are or are not obligated to pay…