“An employer’s guide to federal labor law compliance in the amusement industry: An overview of three Acts enforced by the Wage & Hour Division: the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and the requirements under the H-2B program.”
The presentation is geared towards employers in the amusement industry and will focus primarily on the child labor protections under the FLSA. Every year, millions of teens work in part-time or summer jobs. Early work experiences can be rewarding for young workers, providing great opportunities to learn important skills. However, the jobs that teens do should not jeopardize their health or well-being.
Wage requirements and exemptions under the FLSA will also be discussed, including the minimum wage and overtime exemption for seasonal amusement or recreational establishments under Section 13(a)(3) of the Act.
The training will also briefly touch upon the requirements for covered employers under the FMLA and the H-2B program. Links to WHD compliance assistance resources will be made available during the webinar. A question and answer period will follow the presentation, time permitting.
Brian Cleasby, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
USDOL/Wage & Hour Division
Northern New England District Office
Brian joined the Wage & Hour Division in 1995 after graduating from Bates College in Lewiston, ME with a BA in Political Science. Prior to transitioning to his current position in September 2020, Brian was a Wage and Hour Investigator for 25 years. During his time as an investigator, he was involved with enforcing the full range of federal labor laws enforced by the Division; including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Davis Bacon and Related Acts, the Service Contract Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act, and the “H” visa programs under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Brian has been the recipient of numerous awards during his career, including the Secretary’s Exceptional Service Impact Award, the Distinguished Career Service Award, and the Mark D. Falk Public Service Recognition Award.