Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law enforced by the Department of Labor (DOL) that sets minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and youth employment standards for the employer. The law was first passed to protect the rights of the employee, specifically as it relates to fair pay practices. 

Among other requirements, the employees who are considered exempt from the overtime requirement of the law must be paid a salary that meets the FLSA salary threshold requirement. The non-exempt employees must be paid the FLSA minimum wage and are eligible for overtime pay.

Non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay or compensation for time in the public sector at 1.5 times the employee's regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. A limited classification of roles, such as those whose direct duties involve teaching are not required to meet the salary minimum and will continue to be considered exempt.

Texas A&M University System Policies 

Train Traq Courses in Single Sign-On (SSO)


  • Course 2112755: Comp Time Issues for Employees
  • Course 8002: Time Off Issues for Employees


  • Course 2112756: Comp Time Issues for Supervisors
  • Course 2001: Time Off Issues for Supervisors

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