The FLSA was enacted 80 years ago to improve the working conditions of employees in the United States. Over these years, this law has continued to evolve and a lot of changes have been made on how workers should be treated. The law has also laid some standards on how businesses and organizations are supposed to function in the 21 st -century workplace. Through this law, equality has been practiced in organizations because workers are paid minimum wage for all their working hours. Initially, the law had established a 32- cent hourly minimum wage but now it is $7.25 (Weil, 2014). After the Act was implemented business was restricted from employing workers who were younger than 14 years old with some exceptions in a family business and the agricultural sector. Further, certain jibs were limited to children below the age of 18 years. There were radical changes in the private industry. With the application of this law, local and state governments have become very generous. Employers are required to understand
LEGISLATION 5 these laws and comply with them. References Gamonal, C. S., & Rosado, M. C. F. (2019). Principled labor law: U.S. labor law through a Latin American method . In Lichtenstein, N., & In Shermer, E. T. (2012). The right and labor in America: Politics, ideology, and imagination . Weil, D. (2014). Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It . Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
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