The Fair Labor Standards Act: A Tool for Those Who Represent Employees, Claimants, and Plaintiffs
Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, January 2014
4 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2019
Date Written: 2014
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 is a comprehensive federal statute that regulates minimum wages, maximum hours, and child labor. This article is intended to provide background for the general practitioner in an effort to help advance the interests of Kansas Association for Justice clients and workers. The FLSA was created to hold disreputable employers to account for chiseling their workers. The tangle of rules and regulations that followed may have complicated the operation of a basically straightforward law. But as long as lawyers understand and can navigate these highly technical provisions, FDR’s grand vision for fair and safe employment is within reach.
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