Any changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must be flexible enough to meet the demands of a fast-changing marketplace, a human resources professional told a Congressional subcommittee Wednesday.

Nancy McKeague, chief human resources officer at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, testified on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management. She previously was senior vice president, employer and community strategies, for the association. McKeague spoke at the Improving the Federal Wage and Hour Regulatory Structure hearing of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

"Even some of the best employers face practical challenges with the FLSA," she said. "Complying with the statute can create high legal costs for employers."

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