Federal laws pertaining to work hours are enforced by the
Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor's
Employment Standard Administration. The Wage and Hour
Division enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child
labor requirements of the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA) and the labor requirements of the
Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, the
McNamara O'Hara Service Contract Act
(SCA), the Contract Work Hours
and Safety Standards Act, and the
Copeland Anti-Kickback Act.
Discussion of these acts appears in the
Government Contracts subtopic
under the Wages topic.
The Wage and Hour Division has a variety of guidance materials
available for both employees and employers on the subject of work hours.
Choose from the Work Hours subtopics list to narrow your browsing.
Also, see the Office of Compliance Assistance Policy's Web pages on
wages and hours worked.