The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that regulates minimum wage, overtime, equal pay, recordkeeping, and child labor for employees of enterprises engaged in interstate or foreign commerce and employees of state and local governments. The FLSA is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The FLSA applies in all states, but states are permitted to develop their own laws and regulations to provide even greater protection for their workers than is provided under federal law. Where the two laws conflict, the law most beneficial to the employee prevails. Therefore, it is essential that employers understand both the state and federal laws.
Nebraska has enacted a law establishing minimum wage. There is additional information and a discussion of the state law in this area.
Nebraska has no overtime law of its own. Consequently, all overtime questions are governed by federal law. There is additional information.