Four Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938: Some Problems of Enforcement

@article{Richter1943FourYO,
  title={Four Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938: Some Problems of Enforcement},
  author={Irving Richter},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={1943},
  volume={51},
  pages={95 - 111}
}
  • I. Richter
  • Published 1 April 1943
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
IT is now four years since the Fair Labor Standards Act of I938 went into effect. As the first federal law regulating general minimum wages and maximum hours, its passage climaxed a struggle which has marked American labor history since the first days of the republic. This struggle continues and provides the background against which we may review the accomplishments of the Act and the remaining difficulties which still stand in the way of eliminating those "labor conditions detrimental to the… 
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