Wages and Hours Worked:
Work Hours and Other Pay Issues
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), time spent traveling during normal work hours is considered work time and employees must be paid for this travel time. Generally, time spent commuting is not work time. The FLSA is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration.
- Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act - Answers many questions about the FLSA, including what the Act does and does not require.
- Questions and Answers About the FLSA
- Chapter 31 - Wage and Hour Division's Field Operations Handbook - Describes hours worked under the FLSA.
- Hours Worked Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Provides general information about what activities do and do not constitute compensable time under the FLSA.
- elaws FLSA Advisor - Addresses key wage and hour topics, including detailed explanations of what activities do and do not constitute time for which employees must be compensated, including travel time.
- The Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA)
Establishes minimum wages, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor standards for private sector and government workers.
- 29 CFR Part 785 - Regulations defining hours worked under the FLSA.
- Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)
- Local Offices
- For questions on other DOL laws,
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