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    Employment, Labor and Anti-Discrimination Laws

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    You are an employee at a nice paper mill and want to impress the boss by burning the midnight oil (but not too close to the wood pulp). For four consecutive weeks, you work forty-five, forty-two, thirty-nine, and thirty-one hours.

    If you are a nonexempt employee covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, how many hours of overtime pay, if any, would you be entitled to? What would be the rate?

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    Most employees are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but some jobs are not. Both exempt and nonexempt employees are covered under the FLSA. Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; exempt employees are not. Nonexempt employees under FSLA are entitled to time and one-half their "regular rate" of pay for each hour they work ...

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    Explains exempt and non-exempt laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act.