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VLibrary.info Logo  29 CFR 516 - October 22, 1938. The first version of 29 CFR 516 - Regulations on Records to be Kept by Employers - Published in the Federal Register on October 22, 1938

VLibrary.info Logo  29 CFR 541 - October 20, 1938. The first version of 29 CFR 541 - Defining and Delimiting the Terms "Any Employee Employed in a Bona Fide Executive, Administrative, Professional, or Local Retailing Capacity, or in the Capacity of Outside Salesman" - Published in the Federal Register on October 20, 1938

VLibrary.info Logo  Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 261 U.S. 525 April 9, 1923: . The Supreme Court ruled that the 1918 District of Columbia Minimum Wage Act, establishing a federal minimum wage for women and children employed in the District of Columbia, was an unconstitutional infringement of liberty of contract.

VLibrary.info Logo  Annual Report - 1938: Interim Report of the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division For the Period August 15 to December 31, 1938

VLibrary.info Logo  Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co., 259 U.S. 20 (May 15, 1922): The Supreme Court ruled the 1919 Child Labor Tax Law unconstitutional as an improper attempt by Congress to penalize employers using child labor.

VLibrary.info Logo   Bunting v. Oregon, 243 U.S. 426 (April 9, 1917): The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional an Oregon law requiring payment of "overtime at the rate of time and one-half of the regular wage" to employees of mills, factories, and manaufacturing establishments

VLibrary.info Logo  Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

VLibrary.info Logo  United States v. Darby Lumber Co., 312 U.S. 100 (1941).

VLibrary.info Logo  District of Columbia minimum-wage law (40 Stat. 960) approved by Congress (September 19, 1918) guaranteeing a minimum wage to women and children employed in the District of Columbia

VLibrary.info Logo  Eats are going higher every day. A letter sent to the the office of Senator Robert S. Kerr (D-OK) in 1953 from a constituent who requested help in getting his employer to pay the minimumo wage because "Eats are going higher every day." The letter was forwarded to the Wage and Hour Division.

VLibrary.info Logo  Fair Labor Standards Act - Before the FLSA: Government Efforts to Regulate Minimum Wages, Maximum Hours, and Oppressive Child Labor before passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

VLibrary.info Logo  H.R. 7200: The Fair Labor Standards Act as drafted by the Roosevelt administration, introduced in the House of Representatives on May 24, 1937. An identical bill was introduced in the Senate on the same day.

VLibrary.info Logo  Fair Labor Standards Act: Introduction and Adoption of the FLSA

VLibrary.info Logo  "Further to Help those who Toil in Factory and on Farm": May 24, 1937, Message from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recommending that the Congress enact the Fair Labor Standards Act

VLibrary.info Logo  Growth of Labor Law in the United States (1967) Prepared in the Bureau of Labor Standard, United States Department of Labor.

VLibrary.info Logo  Hammer v. Dagenhart, 247 U.S. 251 June 3, 1918: The Supreme Court declared the Keating-Owen Child Labor bill unconstitutional. This decision was overruled by United States v. Darby Lumber Co.

VLibrary.info Logo  Historically Significant Investigations. These include, but are not limited to, investigations that set precedents, that lead to new laws or amendments to existing laws, are the subject of substantive litigation when the court decision results in modification of interpretations of laws, result in modification to enforcement policy, or that draw substantive public interest.

VLibrary.info Logo  Rose Manufacturing Company. ("This case was watched with a great deal of interest by the entire country because it is the first to be brought to jury trial since the Fair Labor Standards Act went into effect on October 24, 1938, and it was only after the trial had proceeded for several days and the Government had presented its case that defendants suddenly pleaded guilty on February 16, 1940." Wage Hour Division Press Release Issued May 16, 1940.)

VLibrary.info Logo  Holden v. Hardy (69 U.S.366 - February 28, 1898), , the Supreme Court approved a Utah law regulating the hours of labor for men working in mines.

VLibrary.info Logo  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. June 2 to 15, 1937

VLibrary.info Logo  FLSA: Part 1 - June 2 to 5, 1937 (Title Page to Page 269)

VLibrary.info Logo  FLSA: Part 2 - June 2 to 5, 1937 (Pages 270 to 708)

VLibrary.info Logo  FLSA: Part 2 - June 2 to 5, 1937 (Pages 709 to Page 996)

VLibrary.info Logo  FLSA: Part 3 - June 2 to 5, 1937 (Pages 997 to Page 1222)

VLibrary.info Logo  The Kantor Report. Report and recommendations of the presiding officer at public hearings on proposed revisions of regulations, part 541, defining the terms "executive" "administrative" "professional" "local retailing capacity" "outside salesman" as contained in section 13(a)(1) of the Fair labor Standards Act. Report and Recommendations March 3, 1958

VLibrary.info Logo  Keating–Owen Child Labor Act of 1916: Based on the 1906 child labor proposed bill by Senator Albert J. Beveridge, this law banned the sale of products from any factory, shop, or cannery that employed children under the age of 14, from any mine that employed children under the age of 16, and from any facility that had children under the age of 16 work at night or for more than 8 hours during the day. The Keating-Owen Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson.

VLibrary.info Logo  Legal Field Letters. Descriptive Word Index for Legal Field Letters Nos. 31, 86, 93 and 95. Office of the Solicitor, September 26, 1944

VLibrary.info Logo  Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45: (April 17, 1905) The Supreme Court ruled that The New York Bakeshop Act of 1895 was unconstitutional because of the provisions limiting the number of hours an employee could work. "Clean and wholesome bread does not depend upon whether the baker works but ten hours per day or only sixty hours a week. The limitation of the hours of labor does not come within the police power on that ground."

VLibrary.info Logo  Major Operating Statistics of the Wage and Hour Division : December 31, 1938 to November 16, 1940

VLibrary.info Logo  New York Bakeshop Act of 1895: (May 2, 1895) An act by the State of New York that set some sanitation standards for bakeries and provided that they could not employ their workers for more than 60 hours in any one week

VLibrary.info Logo  Opinion Letters Issued by the National Office, Legal Field Letters, and Administrator Opinions

VLibrary.info Logo  Legal Field Letters

VLibrary.info Logo  Listing of Opinion Letters - February 1970 to May 1984 (PDF Copy)

VLibrary.info Logo  Wage & Hour Opinion Letter Index 1993 (PDF Copy)

VLibrary.info Logo  Wage & Hour Opinion Letter Index 1995 (PDF Copy)

VLibrary.info Logo  Wage & Hour Opinion Letter Index 1997 (PDF Copy)

VLibrary.info Logo  Wage & Hour Opinion Letter Index (State & Local Govt.) 1997 (PDF Copy)

VLibrary.info Logo  Wage & Hour Opinion Letter Index 1995 (PDF Copy)

VLibrary.info Logo   Muller v. Oregon, 208 U.S. 412 (February 24, 1908): The Supreme Court ruled that legislation limiting the hours of work for women did not violate the constitution, "even when like legislation is not necessary for men and could not be sustained."

VLibrary.info Logo  President Roosevelt's Message to the Extraordinary Session of Congress on November15, 1937, recommending certain legislation (Note: Comments regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act are on pages 496 and 497):

VLibrary.info Logo  Rose Manufacturing Company. ("This case was watched with a great deal of interest by the entire country because it is the first to be brought to jury trial since the Fair Labor Standards Act went into effect on October 24, 1938, and it was only after the trial had proceeded for several days and the Government had presented its case that defendants suddenly pleaded guilty on February 16, 1940." Wage Hour Division Press Release Issued May 16, 1940.)

VLibrary.info Logo  S. 2475 - Fair Labor Standards Act: Introduced May 24, 1937, by Senator Hugo Black (D-AL); Amended bill introduced in the House of Reresentatives on April 28, 1938, by Representative Mary T. Norton (D-NJ); Passed by Congress on June 25, 1938

VLibrary.info Logo  Schechter Corp. v. United States, 295 U.S. 495 (May 27, 1935): The Supreme Court declared that the National Recovery Act was unconstitutional.

VLibrary.info Logo  Selected Records of the Wage and Hour Division

VLibrary.info Logo  West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (March 29, 1937): The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of minimum wage legislation enacted by the State of Washington.

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