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FLSA Fact Sheet for Seasonal Employees

U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (Revised July 2008) Fact Sheet #18: Section 13(a)(3) Exemption for Seasonal Amusement or Recreational Establishments Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) The FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay at time and one-half the regular rate of pay after 40 hours in a workweek. In addition, the law includes youth employment and recordkeeping provisions. However, the Act provides some specific exemptions from these requirements for employees employed by certain establishments and in certain occupations. This fact sheet provides general information concerning the application of the Section 13(a)(3) exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay to seasonal and recreational establishments under the FLSA.


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