Wages and Hours
Work Hours and
Other Pay Issues
Hazard pay means additional pay for performing hazardous duty or work
involving physical hardship. Work duty that causes extreme physical discomfort
and distress which is not adequately alleviated by protective devices is deemed
to impose a physical hardship. The
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not address the subject of hazard pay,
except to require that it be included as part of a federal employee's regular
rate of pay in computing the employee's overtime pay.
The FLSA is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration. Federal employee pay is administered by the Office of Personnel Management.
- elaws FLSA Advisor - Addresses key wage and hour topics, including detailed
explanations of what the FLSA does not require.
- Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)
- For questions on other DOL laws,
please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL. Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol
for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller
will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance
inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.