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    The Fair Labor Standards Act The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed by Congress on June 25th, 1938. The main objective of the act was to eliminate “labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standards of living necessary for health, efficiency and well-being of workers,”[1] who engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, including those involved in production of goods bound for such commerce. A major provision of the act established a maximum work

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    “The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was created in 1938 to establish a minimum wage and a limit on the number of hours which may be worked in a standard work week. It also provides standards for equal pay, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor.” This law was created during a time period of great financial and political turmoil. The FLSA is managed and implemented by the Wage and Hour division of the United States Department of Labor. “The Wage and Hour Division (Wage-Hour) administers

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    Fair Labor Standards Act The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was originally enacted in 1938. The law is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, and includes 5 major provisions that protect employees. (TEXT) The five provisions include: coverage, minimum wage, overtime pay, youth employment, and record keeping. Coverage refers to the types of workers whom are protected by the FLSA. The FLSA also handles compensation issues like minimum wage, commissions, bonuses, expenses

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    History The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, has been an ongoing challenge for employees. The act entitles covered employees to be paid overtime, which is any time being worked over 40 hours in a week and paid time and a half their normal hourly rate. What Has Happened. Before the FLSA of 1938 was introduced, many blue-collar workers such as those working in an industrial profession, worked between 10 to 16 hours per day, earning just enough to provide for their families (). In 1938, President

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    Because of a 75 year old section of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, companies that use sheltered workshops to train workers with disabilities, such as Goodwill Industries, can legally pay their employees just pennies an hour. The section of the Fair Labor Standards Act that legalizes this behavior needs to be repealed in order to ensure fair pay and treatment of every employee in today’s workforce. To begin, I will explain the use of sheltered workshops and the timed tests used to determine

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    the time they were passed? What recommendations would you make to update and improve both laws? The Fair Labor Standards have changed tremendous since it have been implemented. It has implemented changes and benefits to help the working society. This new act has proven to be a success to our working society with these guidelines that have been set by the Fair Labor standards. Fair Labor Standards is very effective today, although the need for revision to meet the 21st century is a working progress

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    This American (Working) Life

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    teachers, managers and others are not required by law to receive overtime pay (U.S. Cong. Federal Labor). These and other professions are labeled exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. An exempt profession, when put on a salary, is not protected by the FLSA and can work as many hours as required with no extra compensation. According to a new bill, S. 1747 The Computer Professionals Update Act , legislators would extend these exemptions to other IT professions (27-31). In a time when it is hard

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    Work in America

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    straining. Americans work 300 more hours per year than people in France and even more compared to other parts of the world (Weinreb, 2012). In spite of the nation’s passé labor laws and inadequate minimum wages, it prevails as the world’s most productive country. However at the same time, America has become the most overworked labor force in all of the developed world. Doing so the American people have lost contentment in their lives, and have fallen prey to anxiety along with many other problems as

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    What is Child Labor?Child Labor is work that harms children or keeps them from attending school. Around the world and in the U.S., growing gaps between rich and poor in recent decades have forced millions of young children out of school and into work. It is estimated that 215 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are currently working under conditions that are considered illegal, hazardous, or extremely exploitative.1 Underage children work many different types of jobs that included commercial

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    Whalen v. J.P. Morgan Chase

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    employee job classifications. The framework of the job description and job analysis ensures a company is compliant and compensates employees fairly. Companies have two options for determining how to categorize their workers, based on the Fair Standards Labor Act (FSLA); employers must recognize an employee job classification as an exempt employee or non-exempt employee. The guidelines suggest the nature of the work performed by the employee determines which classification a company selects. Certain

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