The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (or “FLSA”) was instituted to establish minimum wage, overtime, and minimum age requirements for employers and employees in the private and public sectors. The FLSA was put in place to ensure protection for all in the workplace, making it one of the most important pieces of employment legislation to date. The FLSA starts by stating “The Congress hereby finds…the existence…of labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard living necessary for health, efficiency, and general well-being of workers…” The FLSA’s gravity and importance in everyday life cannot be understated.
Seeing the FLSA at Work Today:
The Louisiana Record recently published an article pertaining to a current FLSA class action lawsuit. In this lawsuit, the plaintiff, represented by our office, has alleged that he (along with other colleagues) has been consistently underpaid for work performed while employed for Akal Security Inc. For more information on this story, please visit the link below:
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If you, or someone you know, has faced a similar instance in the workplace, please do
not hesitate to contact our office for help!