Wages and Hours
Work Hours and
Other Pay Issues
|| Frequently Asked Questions
The Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA) does not require extra pay for weekend work. Any extra pay for
working during weekends is generally a matter of agreement between the employer
and the employee (or the employee's representative). However, covered,
non-exempt employees must be paid at least one and one-half times their regular
rates of pay for the time worked over 40 hours in a workweek. The FLSA is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration.
- elaws FLSA Advisor - Addresses key wage and hour topics, including a
frequently asked question about whether extra pay is required for weekend or
- 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.