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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Overtime Pay: Interpretive Guidance

Interpretive Guidance

Administrator Interpretations, Opinion and Ruling Letters


Field Operation Handbook Chapters

  • Chapter 10 FLSA Coverage-Employment Relationship, Statutory Exclusions, Geographical Limits (PDF)
  • Chapter 11 Individual Coverage - FLSA (PDF)
  • Chapter 12 Enterprise Coverage - FLSA (PDF)
  • Chapter 21 Retail or Service Establishment Exemptions (PDF)
  • Chapter 22 Executive, Administrative, Professional, and Outside Salesperson Exemptions (PDF)
  • Chapter 23 Newspaper and Other Communication Exemptions (PDF)
  • Chapter 24 Transportation Exemptions (PDF)
  • Chapter 25 Other Exemptions (PDF)
  • Chapter 30 Records, Minimum Wage, and Payment of Wages (PDF)
  • Chapter 31 Hours Worked (PDF)
  • Chapter 32 Overtime (PDF)