Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA prescribes standards for wages and overtime pay. The FLSA generally requires covered employers to compensate employees at one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a single work week or in excess of a FLSA-defined work period. The DOL, under congressional mandate, defines and delineates which employees are exempt from the Act’s overtime requirements. To be considered FLSA exempt, positions must meet certain standard tests related to their primary job duties and meet a minimum salary requirement.

The Act also provides provisions for breaks for nursing mothers.

The Arizona State Personnel System Rules also address overtime compensation and procedures for State employees. Click here to view the Personnel Rules.

If you have questions or concerns regarding FLSA, please contact Classification/Compensation at 602 542-5482.