United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division


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General Information
Description of ProgramAdministers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Website: www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/fmla/faq.asp, and a number of other labor laws.

The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards which affect full and part time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The enforcement of the FLSA is carried out by compliance officers who have the authority to conduct investigations and gather data on wages, hours, and other employment conditions or practices.

The Fair Labor Standards Act:
- Sets the minimum wage at $7.25/hour
- Requires most employers to pay time and a half after 40 hours per week (for hourly workers)
- Sets Child Labor Standards to protect children under the age of 18

The Fair Labor Standards act DOES NOT require employers to provide
- Vacation pay
- Holiday pay
- Severance pay
- Sick pay
- Meal breaks
- Rest periods
- Holidays off
- Vacations
- Premium pay for weekend or holiday work
- Pay raises
- Fringe benefits
- Discharge notices
- Reasons for discharge
- Immediate pay of final wages at time of employee's discharge

A service of the U.S. Department of Labor.
LocationLuzerne
Geographic Area38 counties covering Central Pennsylvania
 
Availability
Hours of OperationOffice hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm, 24-hour answering machine
 
Contact Information
Contact's Phone570-826-6316
Physical Site Address 1Stegmaier Building
Physical Site Address 2Suite 373M
Physical Site City, State, ZipWilkes Barre, PA 18702
Mailing Address 17 N Wilkes Barre Blvd
Mailing Address 2Stegmaier Bldg Ste 373M
Mailing City, State, ZipWilkes Barre, PA 18702
Main Phone570-826-6316
Hotline Phone866-487-9243
Other Phone717-221-4539 Harrisburg office
Fax570-821-4186
Web Addresshttp://www.dol.gov
 
Director Information
Director's NameAlfonso Gristina
Director's PositionDistrict Director
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
United States Department of Labor
This Program: United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division
Affiliated Services: United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division