Coverage and Employment
This Advisor will tell you whom the FLSA protects. Only individuals employed in
circumstances covered by -- and not specifically exempt from -- the FLSA are protected.
You may want to explore exemptions after going through this
section of the Advisor.
The FLSA applies to employment within any state of the United States, the District of
Columbia or any territory or possession of the United States. An employee working in a
foreign country is not protected by the FLSA even though the employer has its main office
in the United States.
If you have questions that have not been answered by the Advisor, a link to a list of
Wage and Hour District Offices is provided at the end of each section. Also,
before using this Advisor, you may want to review a brief explanation of
what the FLSA requires and
what the FLSA does NOT require.