Wage and Hour Standards

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 enforce worker protection provisions applicable to nonimmigrant workers in "specialty occupations" (H-1B) and foreign crew members performing longshore work, and to require private employers with 50 or more employees and all schools and public employers to provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, job restoration, and continued employer provided health insurance due to the employee's serious health condition, the birth of or placement for adoption/foster care of a child