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Work Hours

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.

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