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Wage and Hour Division

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Off-the-Clock References

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that covered non-exempt employees receive at least the minimum wage and at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. In general, "hours worked" includes all time an employee must be on duty, or on the employer's premises or at any other prescribed place of work. Also included is any additional time the employee is allowed (i.e., suffered or permitted) to work. The amount employees should receive under the FLSA cannot be determined without knowing the number of hours worked. The materials listed below provide general information concerning what constitutes compensable time under the FLSA.

Authorizing Legislation

Field Operation Handbook

E-Laws Advisor

WHD Guides and Fact Sheets

Frequently Asked Questions

Note: Some materials may have more than one translation.