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Fair Labor Standards Act

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Wages and Hours Act,

passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, including those involved in production of goods bound for such commerce. A major provision of the act was establishment of a minimum wageminimum wage,
lowest wage legally permitted in an industry or in a government or other organization. The goal in establishing minimum wages has been to assure wage earners a standard of living above the lowest permitted by health and decency.
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, initially $0.25 an hour, along with a maximum workweek of 44 hours; these were to become to become $0.40 an hour and 40 hours after seven years. Other provisions set standards for overtime compensation and banned products of child laborchild labor,
use of the young as workers in factories, farms, and mines. Child labor was first recognized as a social problem with the introduction of the factory system in late 18th-century Great Britain.
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 from interstate commerce. A Wage and Hour Division was created in the Dept. of Labor, headed by an administrator empowered to accelerate the raising of standards within an industry if a committee representing the public as well as employers and labor recommended change. Classes of workers initially exempt from the act included agricultural and seasonal laborers, handlers of perishable foods, and workers in certain industries covered by collective bargaining. The Fair Labor Standards Act has been amended repeatedly in subsequent decades, with changes expanding the classes of workers covered; raising the minimum wage; redefining regular-time work and raising overtime payments so as to encourage the hiring of new workers, as opposed to the loading of extra work on the lowest-paid; and equalizing pay scales for men and women.
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The Wage and Hour Division will investigate compliance with the McNamara-OHara Service Contract Act (SCA), the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including potential violations involving unpaid work hours, missed payroll, and/or failure to provide required wages and fringe benefits under federal service and construction contracts.
The purpose of the committee is to study and provide recommendations to the secretary of labor on ways to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, the use of the certificate program carried out under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.
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Department of Labor's (DOL) wage and hour enforcement has become more aggressive under the Fair Labor Standards Act, especially for industries like construction, warehousing and transportation.
They are seeking a class-action certification for their lawsuit where they alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Gebaide represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in all matters pertaining to employment law including claims arising under Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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A Federal minimum wage level was first introduced for hourly paid workers in 1938 as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act and periodically has been raised since.
The Fair Labor Standards Act in American schools; a guide for school officials.
Raytheon, 297 FSupp2d 399, where after examining the language of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Court held that an employer was not required to pay a higher overtime rate for work performed in Antarctica because the act did not apply to services performed in a foreign country.