Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets minimum hourly wage, overtime pay, equal pay, record keeping and child labor standards for employees who are covered by the act.  Kent State University employees are covered by this act.  This act also addresses which employees are exempt from specific provisions of the act, such as overtime pay.

Administration and enforcement of the FLSA and related statutes are the responsibility of the Department of Labor.  Within the Department of Labor, the Wage and Hour Division has authority for the FLSA.  This division issues rules, regulations, and interpretations under the act and conducts inspections and investigations to determine compliance.

Kent State University must comply with both federal and state wage regulations.