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The Wage and Hour Division in the Employment Standards Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor administers the Fair Labor Standards Act for--

  • private employers;

  • state and local governments;

  • the Library of Congress;

  • the United States Postal Service;

  • the Postal Rate Commission; and

  • the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Inquiries and claims from these employees should be submitted to the Wage and Hour Division in the U.S. Department of Labor.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission administers the equal pay provisions contained in section 6(d) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Inquiries or complaints about equal pay should be submitted to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The U.S. Office of Compliance. The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, as amended, sections 1301 et seq. of title 2, United States Code, extends the rights and protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act to employees of the following United States Federal Government entities--

  • the United States House of Representatives;

  • the United States Senate;

  • the Capitol Guide Service;

  • the Capitol Police;

  • the Congressional Budget Office;

  • the Office of the Architect of the Capitol;

  • the Office of the Attending Physician; and

  • the Office of Compliance.

Inquiries and claims from these employees should be submitted to the U.S. Office of Compliance.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management administers the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to any person employed by a Federal agency, except as described above. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management accepts the types of claims listed below from current or former employees of the United States Federal Government. This highlighted link will take you to the address for Federal employee FLSA claims filed with OPM. You may not file an FLSA claim electronically.

(a) FLSA exemption status determination claims;

(b) FLSA pay claims for minimum wage or overtime pay for work performed under the Act; and

(c) Claims arising under the child labor provisions of the Act.

An FLSA pay claim filed on or after June 30, 1994, is subject to a 2-year statute of limitations, except in cases of a willful violation where the statute of limitations is 3 years.

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