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Wage and Hour Standards

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Labor , Employment Standards Administration
CFDA #: 17.303

Purpose of this program:

To provide standards protecting wages of working persons by requiring a minimum hourly wage rate and overtime pay, or prevailing hourly wage rates, fringe benefits and overtime pay under the Government Contract Acts. Additional standards apply to child labor, to wage payment standards for professional performers and related or supporting professional employees of productions assisted by grants from the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, to curtail employer use of lie detector tests, including polygraph tests, for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment and to enforce contractual obligations regarding wages and other working conditions between certain temporary, alien agricultural workers (H-2A) and their employers, to require the reporting of information about work performed by special agricultural workers employed in seasonal agricultural services and the enforcement of provisions concerning terms of employment of replenishment of agricultural workers, to enforce the employment conditions attested to by employers of H-1A temporary alien nonimmigrant registered nurses, to enforce worker protection provisions applicable to foreign students, nonimmigrant workers in "specialty occupations" and foreign crew members performing longshore work, and to require private employers with 50 or more employees and all public employers to provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, job restoration, and continued health insurance due to personal illness, the birth or adoption of a child or for the care of a child, spouse or parent with a serious health condition.