By:      Kristen M. Myers and Kimberly S. Phillips

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a federal law, which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards.  Some state laws also have additional requirements that must be met by employers in those states.

Even well-intentioned “good” employers sometimes run afoul of these laws.  Employees need to know that their right to seek recovery of unpaid wages and other relief under the FLSA is protected by an anti-retaliation provision within the FLSA (  If you believe your rights have been violated by your current or former employer, or if you are an employer who wants to ensure compliance with the FLSA and state laws, please contact one of our attorneys who has experience in this area:


Kristen M. Myers

Kimberly S. Phillips

Peter L. Cassady


In the coming months, we will be posting more on wage and hour topics such as:

  • Minimum Wage;
  • Tip Pools and Top Sharing;
  • Overtime;
  • Off-the-Clock Work;
  • Dual Jobs; and
  • The Consequences for Non-Compliance.