Tampa Bay Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyers
Wage-Hour's enforcement of FLSA is carried out by investigators stationed across the U.S. As Wage-Hour's authorized representatives, they have the authority to conduct investigations and gather data on wages, hours, and other employment conditions or practices, in order to determine compliance with FLSA. Where violations are found, they also may recommend changes in employment practices, in order to bring an employer into compliance with FLSA.
It is a violation of FLSA to fire or in any other manner discriminate against an employee for filing a complaint or for participating in a legal proceeding under FLSA.
Willful violations may be prosecuted criminally and the violator fined up to $10,000.
A second conviction may result in imprisonment.
Violators of the child labor provisions are subject to a civil money penalty of up to $10,000 for each employee who was the subject of a violation.
Employers who willfully or repeatedly violate the minimum wage or overtime pay requirements are subject to civil money penalties of up to $1,000 per violation.
The FLSA prohibits the shipment of goods in interstate commerce, which were produced in violation of the minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, or special minimum wage provisions.