Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a Federal law establishing rules for payment of minimum wage, maximum hours, overtime pay, and child labor. The university is covered under the FLSA, and must comply with it. University administrators and supervisors at all levels must ensure that the requirements of the Federal Law are followed. No one may enter into any arrangement or agreement that would limit or deny any university employee his or her rights under FLSA.

NYS law conforms to the Federal guidelines covered under FLSA. Further, the City University of New York recognizes that it has entered into collective bargaining agreements with its various unions on terms and conditions of employment. Some contracts provide for greater benefits that are required by the FLSA and/or clarify how the basic tenants of the FLSA will be implemented for its respective members.