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What Does the Fair Labor Standards Act Mean for U.S. Maritime Vessels?


U.S. maritime vessel personnel have their own unique compensation and overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they meet the regulatory definition of a “seaman.” In an article published in WorkBoat Magazine, Clyde Jacob provides the definition of a “seaman” and explains how the FLSA applies to this type of personnel. He writes “a seaman who is exempt must spend at least 80% of his or her time performing work that is closely related to the operation of the vessel as a means of transportation.”

To read the article visit WorkBoat Magazine.


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