United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division

United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division

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General Information
Description of ServiceAdministers 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.
Geographical Area38 counties covering Central Pennsylvania; Lancaster
Intake ProcedureTelephone, walk-in, mail
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityNo limitations
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Hours of Operation Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm, 24-hour answering machine
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 570-826-6316
Physical Site Address 1 Stegmaier Building
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 373M
Physical Site City, State, Zip Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Mailing Address 1 7 N Wilkes Barre Blvd
Mailing Address 2 Stegmaier Bldg Ste 373M
Mailing City, State, Zip Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Mail Attention To Alfonso Gristina/Dept of Labor
Main Phone 570-826-6316
Hotline Phone 866-487-9243 (866-4-USWAGE)
Other Phone 717-221-4539 Harrisburg office
Fax 570-821-4186
Web Address http://www.dol.gov
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Labor
Affiliated Program: United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division
This Service: United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Employment Issues (YZ-1950)
Labor Standards and Practices (DF-8000.4500)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)