Wage and Hour Laws: Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act


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Which of the following is NOT covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act?

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1. A restaurant owner pays one of his waiters the federal minimum of $7.25 dollars an hour in a state with a minimum wage of $8.50 an hour. Why are such actions legal?

2. A worker is paid $8.00 per hour and his boss is asking him to work overtime because several people are sick. Based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), what is the minimum wage that he must be paid for his work overtime?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you check your knowledge of wage and hour laws in the U.S. You will be quizzed on specific aspects of these laws.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime pay
  • Enforcement of the FLSA
  • Regulations in place to protect minor workers

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull out the most important information from the discussion of wage and hour laws
  • Information recall - access what you've learned about the agency responsible for enforcing the FLSA
  • Knowledge application - assess your knowledge by answering specific questions about protections provided under the FLSA

Additional Learning

To learn more about these laws, review the lesson called Wage and Hour Laws: Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of the FLSA
  • Discuss minimum wage and distinguish between its various categories
  • Explore the special labor protections created for minors