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Selected Records of the Wage and Hour Division

Before the Fair Labor Standards Act

Government Efforts to Regulate Wages, Maximum Hours, and Oppressive Child Labor before The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

Introduction of The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1937

May 24, 1937: Message from the President of the United States Transmitting a Recommendation that the Congress Enact Legislation "Further to Help those who Toil in Factory and on Farm" May 24, 1937

May 24, 1937:H. R 7200 - Fair Labor Standard Act of 1937

June 2 to 15, 1937: Joint Hearings before the Committee on Education and Labor, United States Senate and the Committee on Labor, House of Representatives, Seventy-Fifth Congress First SessiononS. 2475 and H.R. 7200, Bills to provide for the establishment of Fair Labor Standards in Employments in and affecting interstate commerce and for other purposes.

Part 1 - June 2 to 5, 1937 (Title Page to Page 269)

Part 2 - June 7 to 15, 1937 (Pages 270 to 708)

Part 2 - June 7 to 15, 1937 (Pages 709 to 996)

Part 3 - June 7 to 15, 1937 (Pages 997 to 1,222)

June 25, 1938: - The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was approved by Congress and signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

October 24, 1938: - The Fair Labor Standards Act went into effect.

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, As Amended 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.