What does the Fair Labor Standards Act NOT
There are a number of employment practices which the FLSA does not regulate. For
example, the FLSA does not require:
(1) vacation, holiday, severance, or sick pay;
(2) meal or rest periods, holidays off, or vacations;
(3) premium pay for weekend or holiday work;
(4) pay raises or fringe benefits;
(5) a discharge notice, reason for discharge, or immediate payment of final wages to
terminated employees; and
(6) pay stubs or "W-2"s.
The FLSA does not provide wage payment or collection procedures for an employee's usual
or promised wages or for commissions in excess of those required by the FLSA. Also, the
FLSA does not limit the number of hours in a day, or days in a week, an employee may be
required or scheduled to work, including overtime hours, if the employee is at least 16
years old. However, some states do have
laws covering some of these issues, such as meal or rest periods, or discharge notices.
The above matters, which are not covered by the FLSA, are generally for agreement
between the employer and the employees or their authorized representatives.