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Fair Labor Standards (Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay, Child Labor)

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  • Child Labor: Driving Automobiles & Trucks

    Read about the legal protections that apply to children concerning the driving of automobiles and trucks on the job. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • General Information on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    Learn about the FLSA on Minimum Wage, Overtime, Hours Worked, Record Keeping and Child Labor. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Minimum Wage Overview

    The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Note: Texas adopts the Federal minimum wage reference. Content Detail

    By:
    United States Department of Labor
  • Child Labor: Amusement Parks

    Persons under 20 years of age may only work under certain conditions and are guaranteed certain rights and safety protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act. For example many jobs that include working with "certain power-driven woodworking, metalworking, bakery, meat processing, and paper products machinery - including meat slicers, paper box compactors, mixers, and saws" are off limits for persons under 18. Click here to learn more about the employment protections, rights, and limitations that apply to persons under 20 years of age and the various ages required to allow minors to work certain jobs and hours. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Child Labor: Youth Minimum Wage

    People under 20 years of age are not guaranteed a federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Special rules allow employers to pay employees under 20 years old a lower rate of $4.25 for their first 90 days at the job. Click this link to learn more about the special rules that apply to persons under 20 such as what wage applies when the person turns 20 during his first 90 days of work, whether this lower pay can influence employers to prefer to hire cheaper labor by hiring people under 20, and related discrimination and wage laws. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Employees Paid Commissions

    Explains the applicability of the minimum wage and overtime requirements to employees of retailers that are paid commissions. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Certification of Age

    Employers may ask children (ages 14-17) for proof of thier age (a Certification of Age to be employed). This certification is available here. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Workforce Commission
  • Child Labor Complaint Form

    Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Workforce Commission
  • Child Labor: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Question about the Texas Labor Code Chapter 51: Employment of Children. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Workforce Commission
  • Read the Law: Child Labor in Texas

    Texas statutes applicable to employment of minors. Read More

    By:
    Texas Legislature Online
  • Child Labor: Farm Jobs

    Read about the legal protections that apply to children working in farm jobs. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Child Labor: Grocery Stores

    Read about the legal protections that apply to children working in grocery stores. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Child Labor Laws

    Read about the employment protections that apply to persons under 20 years of age and the various restrictions and protections available to the different age groups under 20. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español