Common Misperception: FLSA coverage requires 15 employees
Charles R. Bridgers : September 1, 2012 8:19 am
Some employers mistakenly believe that they must employ fifteen people before the overtime rules apply to them. Coverage under other federal civil rights statutes, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, requires fifteen employees. Coverage under the FLSA, however, is not dependent on the number of employees. We have successfully brought overtime cases where there were as few as two employees. That can be a very expensive way for an employer to learn about the FLSA.
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