Small Company Overtime Pay Laws

Do overtime laws apply to small companies?

Some employers assume that because their business is small, they are not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unlike most other state and federal employment laws, the FLSA does not depend directly upon the number of employees. The FLSA covers individual employees whose work affects interstate commerce, or it can apply to all employees working for an employer that is covered as an enterprise that is involved in interstate commerce.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the courts have attached broad meaning to the term “interstate commerce”. For instance, it is generally assumed that businesses situated along U.S. and interstate highways are involved in interstate commerce, simply because they can easily get customers from out of state by virtue of their easy access from the highway. Similarly, any employee who routinely orders materials or supplies from out of state vendors, or who sells to out of state customers, is assumed to be involved in interstate commerce.

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