It may be morally wrong but legally correct under the

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It may be morally wrong but legally correct under the law. The question that we have to ask ourselves today, “Is it morally justified to remove benefits from workers?”.
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Petty 2 The Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act, is a national ruling of giving workers the right to a minimum wage of seven dollars and twenty-five cents for one hour of labor. It was in 2009 that the FLSA went into effect. The goal of this is to provide some type of standard wage that people can manage within their own discretion. This can only be within a 40-hour work week, if over 40 hours than overtime comes in. Overtime can be concluded to one and one-half times the normal regular pay rate. The reality is that companies can still profit from this. If your working at a retail store than it can be concluded that your hours will fluctuate. If a company decides too, they can actually pull partial of your hours to save profits. Working less hours is not illegal but ethically problematic. For every working person they have bills that need to be paid. If they are not allowed to work the minimum of 40 hours a week, then they could not afford their lifestyle. Your family could not have short nor long term profits. Day billing would be an issue when medical or utility bills need to be collected. If your making 290 a week, and after taxes it comes down to 220 than you are looking at 880 a month. That has to pay for your child’s school supplies, various holidays, bills, and daily bread on the table to eat. A company decides to either lay you off or take a per week cut. Now that company says your weekly schedule will be 30
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  • Fall '10
  • MCCONNELL,LISA
  • Ethics , Gulf

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