The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 is the federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards.[i] This law affects full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments.
The provisions of the FLSA apply to all covered employees regardless of their citizenship or work eligibility. Courts have determined that documented and undocumented immigrants are entitled to the protections of the FLSA.[ii]
In June 2008, CLINIC celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Founded in 1988, the organization has expanded from 17 immigration programs to more than 170 in 48 states.
Learn more about CLINIC's accomplishments through the years.
Through the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 (Public Law 110-329), Congress created the Fiscal Year 2009 Citizenship Grant Program. This competitive grant program provides approximately $1.2 million of federal funding—in the form of 12 $100,000 individual awards—to support citizenship preparation programs for legal permanent residents (LPRs).