California workers deserve to work in an environment that does not risk their health. However, health wasn’t always prioritized in the working environments of the past. This is why the Fair Labor Standards Act came into existence.
The United States Department of Labor has said that the Fair Labor Standards Act is the foundation block that current labor fairness standards are built upon. Also known as FLSA, this act fixed a number of issues with the employment system. It introduced standards for wages and recordkeeping for fairness. Minimum wage is a concept that was solidified and established because of the FLSA. Overtime pay can also be attributed to this act.
Additionally, both the maximum and minimum hours that you can work every week has been set by the FLSA. This act has helped to ensure that employees like you have a voice and a say in the workforce, and helps to keep things even between you and your employer as well. By setting the standards for what can be considered unfair treatment, the FLSA allows you to understand when you are in a poor working environment so that you can act accordingly and ensure the fairest treatment for yourself. It also helps employers treat everyone equally and fairly.
As an employee, it is important for you to understand your rights in accordance with the FLSA. That will help you to stay happy and healthy in your workplace. It will also give you the tools and understanding you need to avoid being overworked or underpaid.