The Fair Labor Standards Act and National Labor Relations Act


Julian A. Sotelo (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: POL013000

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides workers with minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor protections. The FLSA covers most, but not all, private and public sector employees. In addition, certain employers and employees are exempt from coverage. Provisions of the FLSA that are of current interest to Congress include the basic minimum wage, subminimum wage rates, exemptions from overtime and the minimum wage for persons who provide companionship services, the exemption for employees in computer-related occupations, compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay, and break time for nursing mothers.

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) recognizes the right of employees to engage in collective bargaining through representatives of their own choosing. By “encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining,” the Act attempts to mitigate and eliminate labor-related obstructions to the free flow of commerce. Although union membership has declined dramatically since the 1950s, congressional interest in the NLRA remains significant. This book provides an overview of both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act with a focus on coverage, amendments and policy. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): An Overview
(Gerald Mayer, Benjamin Collins, David H. Bradley, CRS)

Computer-Related Occupations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
(Gerald Mayer, CRS)

The National Labor Relations Act: Background and Selected Topics
(Jon O. Shimabukuro, CRS)

The Definition of “Supervisor” Under the National Labor Relations Act
(Gerald Mayer, Jon O. Shimabukuro, CRS)


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