Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a
federal labor law of general and nationwide application, including
Overtime, Minimum Wages, Child Labor Protections, and the Equal Pay
The FLSA requires overtime
compensation (at time and one-half) for all "hours worked" over
a prescribed "threshold" (typically 40 hours per week), for "nonexempt"
employees. FLSA overtime cases seek recovery for unpaid or underpaid
back wages, plus double damages (called "liquidated damages") and