Minimum Wage Law

Minimum Wage Law

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Minimum wage law is the body of law which prohibits employers from hiring employees or workers for less than a given hourly, daily or monthly minimum wage. More than 90% of all countries have some kind of minimum wage legislation.Until recently, minimum wage laws were usually very tightly focused. In the U.S. and Great Britain, for example, they applied only to women and children. Only after the Great Depression did many industrialized economies extend them to the general work force. Even then, the laws were often specific to certain industries. In France, for example, they were extensions of existing trade union legislation. In the U.S., industry specific wage restrictions were held to be unconstitutional. The country's Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 established a uniform national minimum wage for nonfarm, nonsupervisory workers. Coverage was later extended to most of the labor force.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135665839
  • 9786135665833