When it comes to salary laws versus hourly employees the laws are created by the U.S. Department of Labor in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. While the rules are created by the U.S. Department of Labor is the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, they are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division. The Wage and Hour division are also the people that investigate things like employee claims, and unfair practices such as minimum wage, OT, working hours and more. If you ever wondered about the differences between salaried and hourly employees or you are in one position offering one type of pay and are being offered another position for another type of pay, it’s a good idea to do some research and get familiar with the rules for each position, as well as labor laws. Below, we will be going over the law, the two types of employees that work in house, differences between salaried and hourly employees – the good and the not so good, as well as who enforces the laws and what can be done if you find that certain laws or rules are being broke.