Biennial Report of the Attorney General of the State of Kansas Volume 12

Biennial Report of the Attorney General of the State of Kansas Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...worked more than eight hours per day. The district court declined to give him judgment, which decision was affirmed by the court of appeals, the court saying that the contractor had violated the law himself, and this was fatal to his claim. Again, in In re Ashby, 55 Pac. Rep. 336, a habeas corpus case, wherein the petitioner was under arrest for refusing to work out a poll-tax, under an ordinance requiring him to work ten hours a day, the court held the ordinance void because it violated the law which we have under consideration, and discharged the petitioner. There are many cases to be found in which the courts have held such statutes void because they violated the rights of individuals to contract or because they interfered with the rights of individuals to sell their labor or time; but in view of the decisions of the courts of Kansas to which I have referred, in which the law has been recognized as being valid, I deem it my duty to advise that the law should be treated as constitutional in every particular; and inasmuch as it is provided by section 3 of chapter 34 of the Laws of 1898, in substance, that it is your duty to cause to be enforced all laws enacted for the protection of the working classes, I desire to say that it is my opinion that under this statute it becomes your duty to enforce the provisions of chapter 114 of the Laws of 1891. I will now endeavor to answer your interrogatories concerning this law. You ask, "May the state, county, city or other municipality thereof restrict the hours of labor of its employees to eight hours per day where employed for wages by the day?" To this I wish to answer unqualifiedly, yes. Such restriction may not only be made, but must be made under the law. To your second question, more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937813
  • 9781236937810