Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

A federal law passed in 1938 which established a minimum standard wage and a maximum work week of 40
hours in industries engaged in interstate commerce.   The Act also prohibited the labor of children under 16 in most employments, and under 18 in dangerous occupations. The Act established the Wage and Hour Division in the Department of Labor.

See 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.


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